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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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CSI Block support for modern Operating Systems and Orchestration Platforms

The IBM Block Storage CSI Driver is missing Support for new Operating Systems versions (RHEL9, RHCOS 4.14/4.15, Ubuntu 22/23) and also for new versions of Orchestration Platforms (RedHat Openshift 4.14/4.15, Kubernetes 1.28/1.29). The Today Suppor...
4 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Delivered
462 VOTE

Add additional member to an existing V7000 array

The current Storawize V7000 code allows only to swap an array member with another drive. In an environment of increasing storage capacity, it would be desirable to extend an existing array by adding an additional drive (or multiple drives) to it a...
about 12 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 30 Delivered

SVC enhanced stretched cluster and SGC

We need SVC SV2 enhanced stretched cluster with safeguarded copy support.They already have a multi PB infrastructure with SVC ESC.INPS is a strategic account in the Public Sector in Italy. If we not capable to provide this capability they will mov...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Delivered

Ransomware detection on block storage

“How IBM FlashSystem can recognize the possible cyber ransomware attack?”

 The ransomware do data encryption. Most of our Clients uses data that are eligible for compression and the average ratio is around 2:1. The idea is to measure compression ...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Delivered
120 VOTE

SMTP Authentication feature - Storage devices

Need to configure SMTP authentication (user/password) in storage box.
over 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 5 Delivered
253 VOTE

lack of scsi unmap primitive

In the current firmware version there is no scsi unmap primitive.In a vmware virtualization + v7000 thin provisioned volumes, this is a must-to-have feature unless the space, sooner or later, will end without reasons
almost 12 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 20 Delivered

Keep supporting directly attached FlashSystem storage on IBM i

Reading this page: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7032023 it states: -- quote -- IBM i connected using directly attached Fibre Channel IBM i is not supported as a host operating system when connected using directly attached Fibre Channel t...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Delivered

Monitoring of host latency during Global Mirror for Spectrum Virtualize

Customers use GM when there is a requirement to maintain an aggressive RPO. However during GM there could be instances when the quality of link between DC & DR can deteriorate due to packet losses or high latency which could be a temporary phe...
over 4 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Delivered

Snapshot and volume management improvements

A recent sale to a non-IBM customer has shown just how poor our basic management capabilities are within the GUI.We were compared to their 5 year old Nimble array and we did not stand up well. Snapshot scheduling; Simple snapshots that are created...
over 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Delivered
103 VOTE

Increase maximal synchronization rate for VDisk-Mirror relationships

Can you please increase the maximal possible synchronization rate at VDisk-Mirror relationships to a higher value than the currently max. possible value of 64MBps per VDisk ?
almost 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 4 Delivered