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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

Option for consistently following symbolic links in AFM

AFM's default behavior updates symlinks without fetching the target file at the home site. This behavior can cause applications that are relying on that symlink to break. We are requesting a feature that allows AFM to follow symlinks if the target...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Planned for future release

Please provide OS support for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for IBM Block Storage CSI driver

IBM Block Storage CSI driver already provided for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but this version is end of life april 2025. We and our customers plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in the next time.
4 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 7 Planned for future release

Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature. https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/linux/what-is-linux-kernel-live-patching

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

Export performance data to any support case

The Export Performance Data action in Storage Insights has 2 options for where the data goes. Upload to a support case Download to the local system If the user chooses Upload, Storage Insights restricts the upload specifically to a case for that s...
5 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Planned for future release

Server Support for RHEL9

Currently RHEL 9.x has been GA for almost a year and is not supported for Storage Protect Server, forcing the use of ageing RHEL 8.x. Many orgs have a requirement to maintain software currency and would like to get their RHEL8->9 projects under...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Planned for future release

Implementation of PMTHLVL default equal to the total of Feature Codes defined on the Cluster

PMTHLVL is set to a default of 10’000 once a TS7770 cluster is started for the first time, no matter if all other settings were cloned from another (replaced) cluster. It is required to have the default value PMTHLVL set to the total of activated ...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Planned for future release

Implement alerting for PMT / CPYT

Values for PMT and/or CPYT must have the possibility to get alerted whenever a certain threshold is reached. Threshold can be Zero or - if possible - a fixed level in the SETTING or microcode. Alerting from the microcode allows faster reaction tha...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Planned for future release

Search for the node serial number

When we see a CSP ticket with a link to storage insights, the link points to the machine park, not the specific device for which the ticket is open. There is no search option to check for the node serial number. The node serial number is listed in...
6 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Planned for future release

Support for RHEL9 for Storage Protect Server

RHEL 8 is more than 5 years old. RHEL 9 was already released more than 2 years ago (was officially released on May 17, 2022), It would be a good idea to add it as Operating System for Storage Protect Server.
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Planned for future release