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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Allow more than one NTP server in Spectrum Virtualize Products

Most products that require time synchronization allow more than one NTP server to be specified. Spectrum Virtualize products only allow one server and that only via the IP address. Here, IBM has to make improvements and allow more than one server....
over 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Functionality already exists

Allow multiple REST sessions per user

We wrote some checks for an external event management system that query several parameters and events from the storage arrays through REST API. As we have multiple checks and a clustered event management infrastructure we sometimes have 2 or more ...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Functionality already exists

Storwize should automatically mark errors repaired

SVC, Storwize: When hardware fails and is replaced on Storwize, the system should recognize the replacement and mark the error as fixed automatically. This is performed by a CE on the Enterprise supported systems. But on customer managed systems t...
about 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Functionality already exists

Incorporate Azure MFA

The MFA feature in the Flashsystem series requires one to setup either an IBM or a Duo Security solution which is costly and redundant as most companies today have Azure MFA at their disposal. So it would be very nice if the Flashsystem in the fut...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Functionality already exists

Add 'fail-back to local' authentication for Remote Authentication users

Ideally, for Cyber-Security, all Spectrum Virtualize logins should be set up for Remote Authentication, with MFA (Security Verify/future ADFS?). And the Superuser account would be the only Local account, disabled per SGC Best Practices. However, ...
about 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Functionality already exists

Log failed commands in auditlog or syslog

We are increasingly working with applications that "talk" to the SVC (and FlashSystems). In case of problems, we try to find out which commands these applications used.Commands that have failed are not logged, while this can be important informati...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Functionality already exists

modify behavior of ldap authentication cache expiration

Currently ldap authentication cache expiration timeouts can be set via commandline:e.g.:chldap -authcacheminutes 60would set the authentication cache to be refreshed every hour. This is a fixed timer that starts to count when user logs in and woul...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Functionality already exists

SVC customizable volume presets

Would be great to have customizable or additional Volume presets in the SVC (and Storwize V7000) GUI:1) "customizable" means the SVC administrator could change /create new presets (according to his needs)2) or we would provide more presets (eg cre...
almost 13 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Functionality already exists

svc remote copy initialization enhancment (no zero block replication)

On setting up a new remote copy relationship the volumes have to be synchronized initially. On large volumes (1TB and above) that are replicated over a long distance this can multiple days even if the source volume is thin provisioned and hardly u...
about 10 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Functionality already exists