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Virtual Host Style addressing support for CES S3

Virtual Host Style addressing ( is the preferred S3 addressing option for AWS - see Scale CES S3 does not support this out-of-the box yet. Wi...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration
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

Implement password policy for CSM Users in the Basic User Registry

There is obviously no password policy for CSM Userids in the basic user registry, when using CSM on HMC. This is a security breach, because the CSM users are not prompted to use a complex password. But in most cases, they do it voluntary to ensure...
19 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Being able to define an IP white listing to access the Defender Services DMS and DRS

DMS and DRS are SaaS based services which are widely accessible from the Internet. Although there are strong authentication, MFA and other security mechanism controlling the access, some clients are requesting the possibility to restrict access to...
16 days ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Replicate backups to S3 object-lock repository (e.g IBM COS, IBM Ceph)

Many of our IBM clients have listened to our cyber resiliency messaging and looked to re-introduce a "3rd" copy of the data. In alignment with industry standardization for "321" backup methodology it is important to have an isolated and secure rep...
about 2 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Future consideration

Increase limits for hosts and host ports per SVC IO-group / per system

Can IBM increase for SVC clusters following v8.6.x limitations ? 1. Fibre Channel hosts per system 2. Fibre Channel hosts per I/O group 3. Fibre Channel host ports per I/O group 4. Number of Host mappable Volumes 5. Number of supported logins per ...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Provide RWX Block Storage for Kubevirt/Openshift Virtualization

Kubevirt ( hugely benefits from the fact that you can do a live migration (like a vmotion) from VMs in a Kubernetes Cluster.Since VMs are just pods these pods cannot be migrated, but need to be created and deleted. To achieve ...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 10 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

Defender Sensor: Add OS support for AIX/Power platform

For the last couple of years and probably decades, we have told customers that their very business-critical applications should be running on Power/AIX platform. With our Defender strategy, we want to specifically tackle those business-critical ap...
about 1 month ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Restrict automatic node expels with deadlock amelioration with Nodeclass

We would like to possibly use automatic deadlock amelioration, but we need to ensure certain nodes are not expelled. We do not want to auto expel interactive/login nodes from the compute cluster. We already have a Nodeclass that contains these nod...
16 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration