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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

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CSI Block support for modern Operating Systems and Orchestration Platforms

The IBM Block Storage CSI Driver is missing Support for new Operating Systems versions (RHEL9, RHCOS 4.14/4.15, Ubuntu 22/23) and also for new versions of Orchestration Platforms (RedHat Openshift 4.14/4.15, Kubernetes 1.28/1.29). The Today Suppor...
4 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Delivered
118 VOTE

Early warning when an ISP server certificate cert256.arm expires and a smooth method for renewing the certificate.

The server certificate cert256.arm (public key), expires after 10 years without warning. After that, access to the ISP server is no longer possible from one second to the next. The server must be stopped hard. A warning in the Actlog, e.g. three m...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 4 Delivered

Backup and Data Services support for Red Hat OpenShift Virtualisation workloads on Fusion HCI using Storage Fusion HCI

Many customers currently running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) which will be discontinued. They advised by Red Hat to migrate to Red Hat OpenShift Containers. However since certain workloads may not yet to be OpenShift Container ready, ...
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 4 Delivered
462 VOTE

Add additional member to an existing V7000 array

The current Storawize V7000 code allows only to swap an array member with another drive. In an environment of increasing storage capacity, it would be desirable to extend an existing array by adding an additional drive (or multiple drives) to it a...
about 12 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 30 Delivered

SVC enhanced stretched cluster and SGC

We need SVC SV2 enhanced stretched cluster with safeguarded copy support.They already have a multi PB infrastructure with SVC ESC.INPS is a strategic account in the Public Sector in Italy. If we not capable to provide this capability they will mov...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Delivered

Allow different size volumes at target in a Flashcopy session or Make Migration session to same DS8K.

This will allow move disks to bigger sizes on same DS8K. I was using CSM to disk migration but when I tried to run on same DS8K I got an error. So, I have to run the FCESTABL on zOS, which worked perfectly with different sizes at target. The benef...
11 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Ransomware detection on block storage

“How IBM FlashSystem can recognize the possible cyber ransomware attack?”

 The ransomware do data encryption. Most of our Clients uses data that are eligible for compression and the average ratio is around 2:1. The idea is to measure compression ...
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Delivered

LTO-9 "mass media optimisation"

After upgrading to LTO-9, media must be optimised in the tape library. This process is automatically carried out when a new LTO-9 data cartridge will be mounted for the first time in a LTO-9 drive. It can take 18minutes (or more?) x number of cart...
almost 2 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 6 Delivered
120 VOTE

SMTP Authentication feature - Storage devices

Need to configure SMTP authentication (user/password) in storage box.
over 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 5 Delivered

Keep supporting directly attached FlashSystem storage on IBM i

Reading this page: it states: -- quote -- IBM i connected using directly attached Fibre Channel IBM i is not supported as a host operating system when connected using directly attached Fibre Channel t...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Delivered