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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Show Buffer-Credit configured per Switch-Port

Provide a column on the switch port page with the configured buffer credits. This would help to prove a virtualize configuration or to identify a possible congerstion source.
3 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 3 Needs more information

Automatic Performance reports of Fiber channel IO

it would be great to have a way of automating performance reports of a ds8k through storage insights. for example during an LCP Push/ pull be able to have an automated report which gets created and can be sent to an email address. we pull these ma...
9 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Needs more information

SFP warning and info alerts should be elevated to higher status in system monitoring

We have had 2 SEV1 incidents at our org due to SFP's malfunctioning but not failing. When SFP's begin showing lower voltage or abnormal TX or RX specs, these need to be elevated to be a system health issue for IBM Brocade Storage switches. This is...
10 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Needs more information