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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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IBM Storage Insights

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predefined report

Create a predifined report that can be scheduled to be sent, once a week or once a month, with all the Flashsystems current code level and the recommended code level, plus if they have Advidor alerts, list those too. Very useful for any client, bu...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration

Dashboard "Volumes" option like On-Prem

In the On-Prem version of Insights (Spectrum Control), we have the "Volumes" option under "Storage" tab on dashboard panel which displays all the volumes from multiple IBM SVC clusters but can't find that on the cloud version. Can you please have ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 3 Not under consideration

FlashSystem Freeze time delay metric

When I do my nightly data refresh from my Corporate FlashSystem to my remote Disaster Recovery FlashSystem, the 'Freeze time' in the "Copy Services" - "Remote Copy" - "Consistency Group" - 'Freeze time' falls behind from being current. I would lik...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Not under consideration

Display freeze time for Remote Copy relationships in Storage Insights and allow thresholds to be set for freeze time so alerts can be sent when freeze time is more than a certain number of minutes out of sync

This idea is being submitted to let IBM know that they need to find a way to add alert definitions in Storage Insights that would allow administrators to monitor the freeze time for Remote Copy groups and change/set the threshold so administrators...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 4 Not under consideration

Add more options for scheduling performance monitoring

We collect more detailed performance reports on a daily basis using local scripts. When these are running, storage insights performance collection will fail. This is specific to collecting performance data on Hitachi Vantara storage arrays.
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration

Improve data collector health status indicators, and alert about data collector health issues.

In Storage Insights, problems exist where the workload balancing algorithm moves all workload to one data collector, because the other data collectors get into a state where they are “alive” enough to respond to the heartbeat, but not alive enough...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration

Have an API to communicate with Storage Insights

We want to integrate Storage Insights alerts into our monitoring tool. Should be able to communicate with Storage Insights through an API to receive alerts etc. and have them processed by our monitoring tool.
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 4 Not under consideration

Display freeze time for remote copy remote copy relationships in Storage Insights

Customer has requested to be able to view Freeze Time for remote copy relationships within the Storage Insights GUI.Other remote copy information is viewed through navigating to: Resources - Block Storage Systems - Click the storage device - Click...
over 3 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 3 Not under consideration

Add option to send added 'semi-preformated' text with an emailed alert.

We want to send some alerts to our ticketing system. We've put in a separate idea for that integration. In the meantime, we'd like the ability to provide semi-preformated text to alerts. If we could do that, then we can send alerts to the ticketin...
10 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration

Run all binaries in the installation folder to prevent security software blocking

Security software like Bit9 block Insights binaries. Insights binaries are blocked even after whitelisted by security admins because Insights files are copied to a different folder than the installation folder while running. Binaries we have seen ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration