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Webhook support for more than ransomware alerts

It could be useful to have Storage Insights able to push events details to third-party URL whenever an alert is raised or when any event is triggered. This would push the integration of Storage Insights further with ticketing or any other event ma...
1 day ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Submitted

IBM Storage Ceph alerting, reporting, and probe frequency

Alex manages the Kyndryl team that supports FedEx Ground, a very significant IBM i and FlashSystem and DSI client. We are implementing Ceph as Long Term archive backend for the DSI Virtual Tape Library and the Kyndryl team needs to be able to moni...
1 day ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Submitted

Add the ability to use RSA for MFA on TS7700s / TSSC

Add the ability to use RSA for MFA on TS7700s / TSSC On the DS8K line we can use RSA for MFA we'd just like to have this ability for IBM tape so we can use the same method for both IBM storage solutions. As of now I believe the only way for MFA on...
1 day ago in IBM TS7700 0 Submitted

Support user- or node-level isolation mechanisms, such as sub-directory mounts and the ability to collect and examine usage statistics at the job level.

We have a large RFP where the proposed file system must have user- or node-level isolation mechanisms, such as sub-directory mounts and the ability to collect and examine usage statistics at the job level. We have a strong competition from DDN so ...
1 day ago in ESS 0 Submitted

Please, support to restore NDMP-formatted data retrieved from NAS in a cluster configuration from [tape media](LTO) to another NAS storage system

Why is it useful? : A common-sense solution for backup restoration is achieved with the combination of NAS storage, ISPs, and tape media.Who would benefit from it? : Nearly all users operating tape backups on NAS storage with a cluster configurati...
2 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

double library libTsmViSdk.so / unnecessary space usage

We noticed that the libTsmViSdk.so library is included into the TIVsm-API64 and TIVSM-BA package: bash-4.4$ find /opt/tivoli/ -name libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/api/bin64/libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/libTsmViSdk.so bash-4....

Please redesign the AUDIT CONTAINER command and the storage rule so that lost chunks in an directory container storage pool volume are also detected and cleaned up.

For unknown reasons, lost chunks may remain unnoticed in the directory container storage pool.These lost chunks are currently not detected by any check such as the AUDIT CONTAINER command or the AUDIT CONTAINER storage rule.Currently, these lost c...
3 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

Support for SQL Express

Today SQL Express is not supported. But there is no reason for why. It has all the functionality as the FULL sql, except limits on CPU and RAM. Backups works fine etc. The only part that will not work today is the mmc gui that wont complete its co...

network access controlm for mmsysmon REST API

Currently mmsysmon REST API allows all inbound connections. Our cybersecurity penetration team has successfully sent network packets that caused REST API to malfunction, leaving hundreds of connections in CLOSE_WAIT state. In this scenario CherryP...
3 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

Improve DIO on sparse files to avoid E-HOLE error

The customer is using Db2 pureScale and allocates tablespace using preallocation.But there are enormous performance issue was caused by the DIO thrashing ( frequent switching back and forth between DIO and Buffered IO ) due to E_HOLE errors.We ana...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration