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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Build a possibility to upgrade existing FCM4 arays created by <8.6.2 to the new functionality with ransomware detection

Many customer will install on LTS versions for stability and fast coming PTFs. We will now deliver FCM4 modules with better ransomware detection possibilities. But it will not possible to use this with arrays formatted <8.6.2 , what is a CD ver...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Not under consideration

Extend PBR command set

Currently PBR has some "limited" set of command available, because the idea was to keep it simple and more automatic possible. Some customer which are exploring PBR, believe that having the chance to "STOP" and "START" a VG replication w/o necessa...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Not under consideration

Add vdisk home tier option for provisioning policies.

Depending on the type of mdisk tiers in an easy tier enabled pool, newly created vdisks may have their extents placed on a non-preferred tier according to customer preference. For example, in a pool with tier0_flash and tier_nearline, new vdisk ca...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Not under consideration

FlashSystem intelligent QoS

Although FlashSystem / Spectrum Virtualize have the capability of do throttling of IOPS and MBps to a specific LUN or Pool, I have more than one customer that would like to have the capability of specify SLO, for example, implement QoS with differ...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 4 Not under consideration

Log events when there are high numbers of CRC errors recorded on FC ports, low SFP power.

Large amounts of crc errors or FC ports with low power will impact the ability to serve data to hosts. We had a very obscure issue recently that was caused by a san switch SFP that had low TX power. Deep in the logs of the storage, there were erro...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Not under consideration

Safeguarded Copy function for latest FlashSystem 5000 products.

With the introduction of Safeguarded Copy Function, it was decided that a FlashSystem 5100 or greater is required to support this new functionality. Since many Flashsystem were sold to Small and Medium businesses or institutions, we are wondering ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Not under consideration

FlashSystem NAS

Japanese VAD. I am afraid this is a simple question.Why is it that only IBM does not have a NAS that can be bought for about 1 to 2 million yen?FlashSystem's FCM is excellent as block storage.However, we are often told by our Japanese customers.In...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Not under consideration

Increase number of extents per cluster

Currently a system with extent size of 1 GiB does only support a managed capacity of 4 PiB. We need more scalability without using a larger extent size, e.g. managed capacity of 8 PiB with an extent size of 1 GiB.
over 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Not under consideration

Additional parameter for repairvdiskcopy

Additional parameter "-stoplba lba" for "repairvdiskcopy" command needed: -stoplba lba(Optional) Specifies the last logical block address (LBA) on which to finish the command. The LBA must be specified in hex, with a 0x prefix.
over 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Not under consideration

command to report version

This idea is specifically CLI related. Currently one has to run "lssystem | grep -i code_ " to get the code level running on IBM Storage Virtualize products. Most other products provide "version" or "ver" or some single word variation to report ve...
8 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Not under consideration