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209 VOTE

mmrestorefs into REST API.

The proper long term solution is to request a new feature to implement 'mmrestorefs' into REST API.
7 months ago in ESS 3 Future consideration
136 VOTE

Enhancement to DS8K's HMC power supply redundancy

We request more power paths for HMC of DS8K. My customer had the incident that two IO enclosures (#3 and #4) fail in DS8886 and both HMCs were cut off from the power path, making the HMCs unusable. As a result, logging and remote support could not...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release
111 VOTE

Provide Support for Tiering to Tape for Spectrum Protect Plus Data

Spectrum Protect does not allow Data from Spectrum Protect Plus getting tiered from Container Pool to Tape, at current only Tiering to a Cloud Pool, but only to cloud storage classes that support the rapid recall of data.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature.

Anyone that maintains a Red Hat server running Spectrum Scale could benefit from this capability.
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

Enhancement request for DS8K GUI/ESSNI to show end-to-end I/O latency for CKD volumes

As mentioned in the PMH, the I/O response time (System Latency (ms)) provided by the DSGUI of the DS8870 and DS8880 doesn't show correct end-to-end latency in CKD volumes environment, but unfortunately it is current restriction. It is same on DS89...
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Multi session restore from container pool should result in load balanced sessions

Technote documents how to tweak the SDNQRSESSSIZE parameter for multi session restores, however the sessions created are not load balanced. This can result in the restore sessions not being...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Native tape control - Offlload to Tape without Spectrum Protect

Our internal teams and Business Partners have been working to position Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) to either existent and new clients but there is a commom claim that for new clients, it is absolutely important to have SPP performing the Offload t...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

TSM client & server support for CENTOS

Please support CENTOS as a platform for TSM server and client. All other major backup tools support CENTOS as a backup client or server architecture. You cannot stay behind. No support means for us undoubtedly abandoning the TSM (SP) platform.
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

DS8K Logical Configuration backup & restore functionality

Hello,I would like to ask to implement IBM as a vendor supported way to create backup about DS8K storage's logical configuration, with option to restore it.The configuration backup should be possible to be created from both DSCLI and DS8000 Storag...
about 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Storage Sentinel support for the Scanning Engine to run on IBM Power hardware.

For environments running SAP HANA on Power Linux, which is supported by Sentinel, there may not be x86_64 hardware in the environment for a Scanning Engine to be installed onto. The Scanning Engine needs to be installed where it can access the sto...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration