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IBM Spectrum Control

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IBM Spectrum Control - Alerts - Ability to Schedule Non-triggering Time Windows

Customers have backup windows during which a lot of alerts are triggered. Too many alerts causes customers to ignore all the alerts altogether even those that are triggerred during normal business hours. It would be great if we had the capability ...
over 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 2 Future consideration

Spectrum Scale performance data collection with non root user in Spectrum Control

When Spectrum Scale/ESS storage is added using non root user, performance data shows "Not Supported".Only root user can pull performance data in current design. There have been some requirement using "non root" user.
almost 4 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 3 Future consideration

VMware VM I/O Performance data should be available

Today TPC/VSC offers agentless integration with VMware ESX, however no performance data, other than the SAN volumes or ports that the ESX server is using are recorded. I would like to see TPC record basic virtual machine I/O performance data for V...
over 10 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 5 Future consideration

zHyperlink performance monitoring

Spectrum Control is a tool that customer use to manage their capacity, performance and other metrics of Storage environments. Although the Tool/Software have a lot of functions, I realized the zHyperlink performance monitoring aren't one of their ...
over 4 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 3 Future consideration

LDAP - implement nested groups support

Enterprise environments that implement LDAP need to support LDAP nested groups.
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Future consideration

authentication and authorization mechanism for application groups and general groups

Customer is India's Largest MSP and deployed A9000R with Spectrum Control. Customer requires functionalities which is part of Public Cloud Feature.(i) Managing Domains of A9000 (HSM) through Spectrum Control as single Console would help them to ma...
about 6 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Control on Red Hat on Power LE

Spectrum Control need to run on these architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (may be other distributions) on Power Little Endian Architectures (RHEL 8.x LE on S9xx L servers, LCxxx servers, AC922 servers). All the stack is from IBM or subsidiaries.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Future consideration

Role Change For Spectrum Control

Currently, there are only two roles in Spectrum Control: Administrator and Monitor. Administrator can do everything in Spectrum Control. Monitors can do nothing, not even create reports. We would like the monitor role to be expanded for that purpo...
over 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 2 Future consideration

IBM Spectrum Control: View Easy Tier Load Setting

Need the ability to see what the Easy Tier Load value is for SVC mdsisk.
about 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 2 Future consideration

Spectrum Control integration into VMware

Hi Team We are looking for a permanent solution to an issue that we are having at a customer below. Our customer is looking for deep integration between Spectrum Control Advanced Edition/VSC and VMware. Currently, Spectrum Control probes VMware on...
over 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 1 Future consideration