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IBM Storage Insights

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Storage Insights Should Not Consider an Offline Host as an Error Status for an Entire Array

In the most recent update to Storage Insights, the tool started counting any Offline host connections as an Error condition for the entire array. In our environment we have many hosts/connections which for various reasons (eg AIX LPM, DR sites, &a...
about 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 3 Delivered

Public REST API For Storage Insights

Client would like Storage Insights to include a Restful API - similar to the one included in Spectrum Control.
about 4 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 6 Delivered

Add support for stage/destage metrics in MB/s

Upper cache(Vc) and lower cache(Vcc) read, write, stage, destage and total metrics are currently only displayed in IO/s in Storage Insights. I would like to have the option of seeing this in MB/s as well.
over 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Delivered

Upload DS8000 On-Demand Dumps (ODD) from Storage Insights

Would like to be able to upload DS8000 On-Demand Dumps (ODD) from Storage Insights. These are necessary to investigate issues on DS8000 and require to be generated rapidly (contents are rapidly overwritten). As of today, Storage Insights offers on...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Delivered

Customer is asking if storage insights can track in it's log which users are accessing what data.

Required from an audit perspective to determine which employees are accessing SI and reviewing data collected by SI.
about 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Delivered

Storage Insights Improvements for Support Contract Reporting

We would like to see improvements in how Maintenance Contracts are being reported in Storage Insights in order to better keep an eye on and be proactive about renewals and coverage issues.
about 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Delivered

Display both the main (DKC) microcode and the (SVP) microcode on Hitachi storage arrays

Currently, storage insights only displays the svp firmware levels, which is not the firmware level of the array itself. It would be best to display both levels of firmware as they are two separate levels that normally are not the same.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Delivered

Show Serial Numbers not Cluster IDs in Resources Overview

Resources -> Block Storage Systems, column "Serial Number": For IBM Storwize systems, cluster IDs are listed instead of serial numbers. No-one identifies a storage system by it's cluster ID. It would be much better to show the S/N of the contro...
over 4 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Delivered

View how much capacity is being used and compression rates

I would like to know the over all amount of capacity that a host is consuming at the backend from Storage Insights. Today with the compresstimator being built into SVC I would to see this functionality also added to to SI Pro where I can monitor t...
over 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Delivered

Upgrade individual Data Collectors via GUI

Currently the only Data Collector upgrade option in the Storage Insights GUI is the button to upgrade all collectors. We would prefer to roll out the Data Collector upgrade in stages without having to do the upgrade manually. A good option for us ...
over 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Delivered