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IBM Storage Insights

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Enable a user to change the time zone within browser view of metrics

When I view performance metrics for a given Storage Virtualize (StorV) cluster SI renders time based on browser time zone setting. My investigation of performance issues would more efficient If I could change the time zone to match the time zone o...
3 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Storage Insights to report power supply issues in FlashSystem

Currently Storage Insights health status for a FlashSystem doesn't raise any alerts for power supply failure or power input issue. Everything shows green until the customer is notified via call-home or SNMP alerts set at the system level. The cust...
about 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Enable storage firmware or patches upgrade via Storage Insights

Storage Insights gives recommendations for firmware upgrades and security patch installs. For a huge storage customer base, the upgrading/installing would be time taking and error prone. Amadeus is one such customer who is looking for storage firm...
about 2 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration

Staged severity level for software code level warnings

In the Advisor section you get hints when your code is below minimum level. It's even called a software warning. We propose to raise it as alert, when on an EOS code version, as wraning when you are below minimum level and as informational when yo...
6 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Add monitoring of *_free_memory on io groups

Hello, it would be nice to have monitoring of *_free_memory on SVC/FlashSystem. remote_copy_free_memorymirroring_free_memoryflash_copy_free_memory This would help with monitoring of remaining memory left for bitmap copies. Setting up alert policy ...
5 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration

Ability to open a case via Storage Insights for Brocade switches.

Clients are currently unable to open a case to IBM support via Storage Insights for any added to their instance Brocade switch. A feature allowing this would be nice.
9 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Tape Library Support

Add support for IBM tape libraries in Spectrum Control and Storage Insights to monitor code levels, performance of robotics, performance of tape drives and capacity of the library.
over 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Future consideration

Allow the ability to run a report that will provide the differences between two policies

I need to track all of the customizations between the default policies and the custom ones. Right now, I need to document that by hand. It would be far better to be able to run a report and have it provide the information. I also could see the use...
about 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration

Add performance statistics for IP Ports for iSCSI/Host workload

Storage Insights has good performance reporting capabilities for individual fibre channel ports, but there currently is no capability to look at the performance of IP ports that are performing host workloads (iSCSI/RDMA/NVMe). With the wide adapti...
9 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Data collector incorporate in DS8K

Similar to CSM, Storage Insight Data collector can be built in the DS8K HMC by default for customer. This will allow the customer to easily consume the Storage Insight Service. This will increase Storage Insight usage and that will benefit the fut...
7 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration