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IBM Spectrum Control

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Support ISC running on VMware ESXi 8.0

According to the support page, VMware ESXi 5.5.x, 6.0.x, 6.5.x, 6.7.x, 7.0.x are supported but not ESXi 8.0.x IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.x - Server Platforms For lon...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Differential alerts

Customer would like to receive not only static alerts (eg. data rate > 1 MB/sec) but also differential alerts (eg. data rate increased by more than 20% over the last week). They would like in particular to receive such alerts at consolidated le...
8 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Currently there is no way to visualize "Virtual Backup capacity" , in Safaguarded copy in DS8950F .

As SGC is a the next evolution of secured backup, should be valuable if spectrum Control can give
10 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Easier filters for logical and physical switches in Spectrum Control

Add an easier way to filter logical and physical switches when viewing in Spectrum Control. There is a column called "virtual" with a yes/no answer that can help you sort the list. That helps you separate them from each other, but they are all sti...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Option to suppress unmonitored switches

Switches attached to other monitored switches are displayed in Spectrum Control as unmonitored unless the credentials match the switch that was added. The switch must also be a switch type that Spectrum Control can monitor. Add an option to suppre...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Require an option to update IBM Spectrum Control authentication ID from local / Domain ID to a Domain service ID ( Non Interactive)

We need to have a local user ID (with non expiring and no special character password) to install DB2 and SC. However as per the customer security guidelines we (Infra Support) no longer have rights to use or create local user ID on the Customer Ma...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted