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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Provide RWX Block Storage for Kubevirt/Openshift Virtualization

Kubevirt (https://kubevirt.io/) 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

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.
4 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 7 Planned for future release

support volume groups in ownership groups

When using ownership groups to fence off volumes/vdisks and the associated hosts and mappings there's currently no support for volume groups which are in turn required to use policy-based replication for such vdisks. As we want to replicate vdisks...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

Support for IP based Static Routing (in connection with iSCSI volume/host mappings)

At the definition of the iSCSI interface/addresse in the SVC - it is currently at an Eth port only possible to define ONE Standard Gateway. But if the IP network cannot be reached over this one Standard Gateway for any reason, then there must be a...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

Client would like to see value similar to what is posted on Storage Insights (SI) and Spectrum Control (SC) in the GUI

Client would like to see value similar to what is posted on Storage Insights (SI) and Spectrum Control (SC) in the GUI - This is creating lots of confusion when they ask why values are not showing similarity and why there is big differences in val...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Planned for future release

make environmental stats available in SVC nodes

For a while now, Storwize and FlashSystem controllers support environmental statistics like watts used and temperature, which can be queried by 'lsenclosurestats'. Funnily, no recent SVC generation supports this command, ie SV1/2/3 and SA2. Many c...
about 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Planned for future release

Safeguarded Copy for IBM FlashSystem enhanced scheduling

Customers like to schedule Safeguarded Copy for IBM FlashSystem with a daytime granularity. For example, they like to schedule some copies only during working hours or working days.The copies' refresh counting must be based only on the hours/days ...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Planned for future release

Realization of FlashCopy restore(reverse FlashCopy) while keeping 3-site HyperSwap relationships

One limitation at this time is that the 3-site HyperSwap relationship must be deleted to perform a reverse FlashCopy, in which case the 3-site HS is reconfigured to cause an initial copy. Reverse FlashCopy are used as one of the normal operationa...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

We need the ability to convert a Thin Clone recovery into a Full Clone recovery.

While a Thin Clone is desired for testing of a snapshot recovery, a successful validation requires a second recovery of the snapshot in order to obtain volumes not dependent on the source volumes. Without removing the dependencies, volumes with de...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Planned for future release

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