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Spectrum Discover

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Enable partial scans of directories including subdirectories instead of whole shares

A scan in Spectrum Discover currently scans the whole share. Given the following example scenario: We have a large share with 100.000+ of files Some directories are rather static whereas other directories see daily or weekly changes In order to sp...
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

Speed up metadata scans by distributing scans to several scans agents

As far as we know Spectrum Discover in OpenShift currently uses one pod for the metadata scan (fetching owner, group, permissions, ...), the connmgr pod. The connmgr pod seems to communicate with Spectrum Discover via the Kafka protocol and with t...
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

Handle multiple mount points when not in use

This sounds like a bug, it reminds me of the old stale nfs handles that didn't go away after the connection had stopped usually because of an open file. I would think there would be a cleanup after a timeout of the data structures. When we try to ...
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Discover 1 Delivered

Provide easy to consume day 1 modifications for Openshift to allow large scale Spectrum Discover deployments

Attempting to install a Spectrum Discover v2.0.5 system into a newly installed Openshift v4.10 cluster does only allow "small" deployments. E.g. attempting to install a size 3 mln 9 system results in the following error message and a DB2U that has...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Discover 1 Delivered

Implement easy node selection for controlled deployment of Spectrum Discover in Openshift

Attempting to deploy Openshift with node labeling / node selection results in parts of the product being deployed on unlabeld nodes anyways. Also production cluster scaling will mandatory need node labeling / selection to scale out Spectrum Discov...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

Install Spectrum Discover into non default Openshift namespace

Attempting to install Spectrum Discover into non default Openshift namespace results in a "hanging gui" install. All install steps from the knowledge center can be completed, but the system is unusable after. Please allow for non default Openshift...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Discover 1 Delivered

Unmounting Qtrees

In all pods that perform a scan or perform scans (connmgr pods, our pods that perfom deep inspection scans,.....) a NFS is mounted under nfs/scanner we already have a latency of 1 or 2 secs with only 25 Qtrees being mounted there. We expect having...
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

Spectrum Discover using Spectrum Protect

Hello, I request the 3 modifications below: 1) Modification of the metadata MgmtClass in Discover. We should not have 'DEFAULT' as a value for this metadata, but its real value.2) creation of a new metadata in Discover. This metadata called XXXXX ...
about 3 years ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

Document regular expression APIs in REST API Guide

The regular expression APIs are not documented. Not sure why that is, since any content search policy will require a regular expression (that may not be provided by Discover product). The following do actually work despite not being documented:/po...
almost 3 years ago in Spectrum Discover 0 Delivered

include directories and symlinks and possibly device nodes

if we, Airbus understand correctly Spectrum Discover is currently working with files only, right? Are there plans to put directories and their metadata (owner, group, access rights, ...) into Spectrum Discover as well? I consider the following sea...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Discover 2 Delivered