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insert more than two media categories/types for logical volumes

Today there are only two media categories available for defining logical volumes in an IBM VTS - Media Type Cartidge System Tape and Enhanced Cartridge. But you can define the volumes as 400MB, 800MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 25GB in the library. Since w...
10 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Needs more information

Management Class in Library Request Command LVOL

There is no way to see the management class for a specific volume with the Library Request Command LVOL. You will get a lot of information, but there are no SMS constructs in the output. In the MI you will find it via Volume Details, but there is ...
10 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Needs more information

Add AIX support to Storage Defender

Storage Defender lacks AIX support. Both are IBM products and why one IBM Product doesn't support another IBM product used by many IBM customers?
3 months ago in Storage Defender 1 Needs more information

more useful output from mmrestripefs failures

It is possible, in a number of scenarios, to have a mmrestripefs operation fail when many disks are suspended and the filesystem is being restriped to bring the disks to the empty state. This is not an uncommon operation, especially when data is m...
2 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Needs more information

dsmserv maintenance does not disable storage rules

Starting the SP server in maintenance mode is a helpful vehicle after software updates and problem determination phases. It disables all internal server processing and client sessions except of preventing storage rules being executed. Disabling st...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Needs more information

Summary of how time is spent on a job in dsminstr.log - i.e. by percentage to easily determining the primary bottlenecks

Currently, all the information in the dsminstr.log is by thread, and it would be fantastic to know how to summarize this information on a job-level. This is very hard - if not impossible - to do in the current state, as all information is per thre...
2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Needs more information

Improve CSM Monitoring : create "customer" own list of message containing specific pattern to trigger email alert function

Ability to create custom list of " chosen message and filtering "sheduled task completed" only for session starting by pattern a specif pattern Company01 , Company02...,. We are using CSM in very converged / consolidated infra, our CSM handle many...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Needs more information

Show Buffer-Credit configured per Switch-Port

Provide a column on the switch port page with the configured buffer credits. This would help to prove a virtualize configuration or to identify a possible congerstion source.
3 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 3 Needs more information

Disallow to run a SGC recover when R1 devices are already in use (by another recover or by a practise H3)

In our configuration R1 devices for SafeGuardedCopy are the same as H3 devices for practice. When we flash I3 devices on H3 devices for practise and then we run a recover backup for SGC the task failed with a x0FAE error code.But one time the H3 d...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Needs more information

Automatic Performance reports of Fiber channel IO

it would be great to have a way of automating performance reports of a ds8k through storage insights. for example during an LCP Push/ pull be able to have an automated report which gets created and can be sent to an email address. we pull these ma...
9 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Needs more information