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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 ...
4 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

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...
3 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

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...
5 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...
4 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...
18 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted