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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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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

Increase limits and remove restrictions for NVMe over Fiber Channel

Increase the limit of "NVMe over Fiber Channel hosts per I/O group = 16", (maybe to double that) and REMOVE the Volume Mobility restrictions #5: "SCSI only. Fibre Channel and iSCSI supported. NVMe not supported." IBM has been touting the usefulnes...
10 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 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

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

Add volume and host tagging and notes capability

It would be helpful to have the ability to apply filter-able tags and/or notes to volumes and hosts. VMware has this capability and it is useful for automation as well as organization. Tags can be used by automation to find a collection of objects...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 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

Automatic Reclaim for VMWare Volumes in Standard Pools

• Thick at host• Thin at storage• Space reclamation is not working on Standalone Storage Affects multiple clients; results in manual re-thinning (which is significant work) needed for accurate billing. This works automatically for virtualized pool...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Enable for storage pool utilizations three different threshold limits, which can set at the same time

Hello IBM-team,can you please enable for SVC storage pool utilizations three different threshold limits, which can set at the same time ?The goal is: generate warning events at three different storage pool utilization levels, which can individuall...
about 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Future consideration

non-destructive later-on encryption activation

When customers decide not to buy encryption enablement right away with a new FlashSystem but later on because eg they get this as a new requirement or change in corporate policy, they need to destroy all data on the system and re-create arrays to ...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Policy Based Replication Recovery Volume Names

We appreciate the simplicity of Policy Based Replication setup; however, we are in need of these two features to be added: 1. Allow custom naming of the recovery volumes. This is needed because we do not use the same system names between each site...
8 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration