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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Provide RWX Block Storage for Kubevirt/Openshift Virtualization

Kubevirt ( hugely benefits from the fact that you can do a live migration (like a vmotion) from VMs in a Kubernetes Cluster.Since VMs are just pods these pods cannot be migrated, but need to be created and deleted. To achieve ...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 11 Planned for future release

add SVC log message when volume mirror copies run out-of-sync

Please add an informational log message to SVC when volume copies 0 and 1 get out-of-sync. Despite the two policies that can be set with the 'mirrorwritepriority' option it would be very helpful to notice problems in the back-end when volume copie...
over 11 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 4 Future consideration

Increase limits for hosts and host ports per SVC IO-group / per system

Can IBM increase for SVC clusters following v8.6.x limitations ? 1. Fibre Channel hosts per system 2. Fibre Channel hosts per I/O group 3. Fibre Channel host ports per I/O group 4. Number of Host mappable Volumes 5. Number of supported logins per ...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Virtualize "IO pause" on node leave and join is entirely too long

When a node leaves or joins a Spectrum Virtualize cluster (SVC, V7K, FS9100, etc), the cluster imposes an "IO pause" on the order of 10 or more seconds. This is unacceptably long, especially in a flash environment.
about 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

3rd vdisk copy for volume migration

The vdisk mirror function is great, but there are a couple of scenarios where two mirrored copies are actually not enough for many customers. Typically this is when customers mandate that there are ALWAYS two copies of a volume. The function does ...
almost 10 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Future consideration

Add support for reverse flashcopy with HyperSwap volumes

Currently a reverse flashcopy (restore) is not supported to a HyperSwap volume. The request is to be able to do a restore of a flashcopy to a hyperswap volume.
over 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Monitoring the number of I/Os prevented by Throttle for a vdisk.

This RFE is to have a monitoring / statistics capability of throttled volumes, to see how many I/Os exceeded the configured limit. This is useful for clients to adjust the throttle when too many I/Os are being "paced". Competition (HP storages) al...
almost 6 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Future consideration

Compatibility matrix of Spectrum Virtualize - Automated process.

Customers always have a hard time to check the compatibility matrix each time they need to upgrade version of Spectrum Virtualize. They need to do extensive manual workload to check the compatibility and they always complaining about it. Also cust...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Future consideration

Capability to throttle vdisk by defining a goal response time (possibility to delay an I/O to a value)

There are an increasing number of clients asking for the functionality of specifying the goal response time of a volume (vdisk), so that it doesn't go faster than this goal and does not use resources that could be used by other volumes.
almost 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Future consideration

Automatic Safegurded volumes to s3 or COS

With safeguarded copy, we have a fantastic solution to provide an immutable copy of a volume. Rapid recovery is effective if the volume resides on the storage array, however, with ransoware taking 200+ days to detect, it is less likely this volume...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 4 Future consideration