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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Idea for Flash Grid Promote (with only one flash system)

As in previous versions, please bring back the "in this same controller housing" feature that was available when setting up partnership, as it allows practice and demonstration of PBR settings in a single controller housing, which is useful for pr...
6 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Relaxing IP quorums placement dependency on the Ethernet ports where the service IP address assigned.

Currently, IP quorums for HyperSwap as well as Policy-Based HA configurations need to be connected to the systems' Ethernet port where the service IP address being assigned. This current design of placing IP quorums prohibits from having a secure ...
7 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Easier Flashsystem configuration Export/Import

A customer requirement is that if a situation arises where a failed storage device is to be replaced, the original storage controller configuration can be easily and immediately imported as a new storage controller configuration. We would like to...
8 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Tuning off Alert definition : remove 2017

Hi, From SVC 8.6.1.0 and 8.7.0.0 an new Alerte is noticed in Events Log : "2017 - One or more configured hosts are offline" So users receive by mail each time a 'host' become OFFLINE. We are using 'Flash Copy' every day so we are starting ang stop...
9 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Add IP port utilization to Storage Insights

Currently we can only monitor FC port utilization using SI so we're completely blind when it comes to ISCSI port utilization and need to contact our network team to monitor usage which delays incident resolution. It would be great to be able to mo...
22 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Replication policy - Timer for Recovery Copy Sync

We currently see a countdown for the # of TiB remaining, would it be possible to add a time showing the approximate amount of time unles the recovery copy is in sync?
28 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review

Provide a secure erase certificate when the "chdrive -task erase" command is ran

Securely erasing storage media is more important than ever. While IBM does provide whitepapers explaining that the "chdrive -task erase" command does a NIST 800-88 secure erase, there is no documented confirmation after the fact for record keeping...
about 1 month ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review

Policy Based Replication Allow rename of Volume group with replication policy assigned

For our larger customers where we are (currently) replicating with GM/GMCV consistency group names are chosen alongside with the customer as they would like to easily identify by CG name to which application the volumes in the consistency group be...
about 1 month ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Add ability to extend the expiration date/time of a stand alone snapshot, possibly by adding option to chsnapshot command

We create snapshots of single volumes that are not part of a volume group and not associated with a snapshot policy. Here is an example: addsnapshot -volumes my_volume1 -ignorelegacy -retentiondays 3 Today, if we need to keep the snapshot beyond t...
about 1 month ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Allow more than 1 IBM Storage Insights instance to monitor IBM Storage devices using Call Home with Cloud services

There are companies that provide data hosting services that manage IBM storage devices for other companies, and there are times both companies want to monitor the device using IBM Storage Insights. If both the company that use the device and the c...
about 2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review