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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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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

Add GUI option to view, select and modify mirror write priority of Volumes

Currently it is not possible to specify the mirror write priority parameter in the GUI during Volume Creation. The system allows two options for mirrored volumes: latency (which is the default) and redundancy. In some customer environments it is c...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

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 13 Planned for future release

Tuning off Alert definition : remove 2017

Hi, From SVC and 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

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 ...
8 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Alert for AC Power missing on Fs9500

Fs9500 is considered Enterprise Storage. When AC power is missing, IBM service notification is NOT opened. Other Enterprise Storage like A9K and Ds8K are reporting this event. Moreover, even if Fs9500 is equipped with 4 different PSU, since AC pow...
about 2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 6 Under review

Please provide OS support for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for IBM Block Storage CSI driver

IBM Block Storage CSI driver already provided for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but this version is end of life april 2025. We and our customers plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in the next time.
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 7 Planned for future release

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

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

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