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Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
22 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

Related to SafeGuarded Copy on the DS8000. SGC backup copies CANNOT be deleted. Today, a person with adminstrator rights can still log on and delete off valid SGC backup copies. Customers have been asking for this capability to be removed.

This feature is required to ensure that SGC is totally immutable.
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Functionality already exists

In local Encryption Context , Customer have no wy to check encryption status. This lead into long run discussion with no ending when need to supply encryption evidence to SecurityAudit Team"

When only have FC5272 using local encryption mgr, for data at rest . VTS admin people cannot supply trustable evidences to Security Team about the encryption status. We raise a case TS015965829 , we were explain, the the VTS MI data encryption tab...
about 1 month ago in IBM TS7700 4 Functionality already exists

MGR Dashboard LDAP/AD Integration

Integrating AD/LDAP domains for user authentication to ceph mgr dashboard. This would benefit users in access restriction and user management with role-based access. For example, AD users would be able to authenticate using their own domain creden...
8 months ago in IBM Storage CEPH 1 Functionality already exists

Enhance AFM to transfer NFSv4 ACLs from NFS servers like Isilons and store the ACLs correct as GPFS ACLs

Storage Scale and Storage Scale System are great products. But in many cases, another storage is already used and there are no easy ways to migrate PBytes of data - except perhaps with AFM? Almost all installations use e.g. AD integrations and NFS...
5 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Functionality already exists

Add media verification result to dataCartridges RestAPI endpoint

All clients using media verification would benefit from the result being provided in the RestAPI output. Today the result can only be displayed on a per cartridge basis in the GUI. This is not a practible audit trail.
3 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Functionality already exists

Auto expansion of inode to trigger once usage reaches around 95%

Today the Scale alerts and auto expansion are triggered when inode usage is very close to 100% and typically that means when the filesystem in use is very active and busy and is not optimal for performance. Would like to see the auto expansion of ...
8 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Functionality already exists

Monitoring quota usage per fileset (not inodes, capacity usage)

Hi team, we found a gap in quota monitoring of spectrum scale filesets, we have the capability to monitor inode usage per-fileset, but not quota consumption in terms of capacity. Becasuse of that we urgently need a feature that could alert us when...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Functionality already exists

Provide options within SP to use SCSI commands to work with the tape operations, like mount a tape, unmount a tape, move tape from one slot to another etc

This is required for day to day operations, and this option is pretty much available with all other backup product vendors Refer - IBM case Ref - Case: TS016303198 (
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Allow more than one NTP server in Spectrum Virtualize Products

Most products that require time synchronization allow more than one NTP server to be specified. Spectrum Virtualize products only allow one server and that only via the IP address. Here, IBM has to make improvements and allow more than one server....
over 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Functionality already exists