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Improve DIO on sparse files to avoid E-HOLE error

The customer is using Db2 pureScale and allocates tablespace using preallocation.But there are enormous performance issue was caused by the DIO thrashing ( frequent switching back and forth between DIO and Buffered IO ) due to E_HOLE errors.We ana...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Improve the CSM behaviour to find free session IDs on the hardware

At the moment CSM only checks the GM masters running on the Ds8000 and their state. It is not checked which LSS sessions are configured but are not members of a running Global Mirror. In situations where the DS8k hardware is managed by different t...
25 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Allow Lun masking for the control path

With the TS4500 and other tape libraries, the Library Control path (SMC Device) is presented via Lun 1 over one or more drives, while access to the drive (RMT Device) itself is provided using Lun 0. In a larger tape environment, there is usually a...
5 months ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Not under consideration

Expand Defender Data Protect capabilities to include agent support for Proxmox hypervisors

The concept involves utilizing Defender Data Protect to seamlessly integrate with Proxmox VE for VM-consistent backups, granular file recovery, and employing the same techniques as it does with VMware. This includes features such as instant mass r...
5 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Not under consideration

When tape data is encrypted, but Spectrum Scale recall cache and Stub files are not, how do we encrypt those without recalling the data off tape?

Using both Storage Archive and Storage Scale system (ESS) we need to be able to encrypt the data on ESS without impacting or recalling the tape data (Which is already encryped via the TS4500 Library). The client will be migratiing from Gen2 ESS to...
9 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Build a possibility to upgrade existing FCM4 arays created by <8.6.2 to the new functionality with ransomware detection

Many customer will install on LTS versions for stability and fast coming PTFs. We will now deliver FCM4 modules with better ransomware detection possibilities. But it will not possible to use this with arrays formatted <8.6.2 , what is a CD ver...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Not under consideration

Buffered log design Enhancement to take advantage of the 65 GB virtual volumes

The majority of TS7700 customers are using in the Data Class setting for Virtual Volume Sizes the default 3490 Counters Handling of “Surface EOT”.There are various reasons why a customer does not want to switch to “Wrap Supported” e.g., they back-...
about 1 month ago in IBM TS7700 2 Not under consideration

Please add ACME Client for TSSC

Most if not all companies no longer allow Self-Signed Certs on their network. Most if not all organizations are requiring 90 day, 180 day or 365 Day certificate renewals. On TSSC this is a cumbersome task .. especially for 90 day cert renewals. A ...
15 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Not under consideration

Update Cloudstoragepool to make it immutable.

Hello Currently S3 immutable and immutable COS is supported but its only with define stgpool but its not supported do update current stgpool to make it immutable. Since S3 allow changes now, can we please have an update stgpool with enabledatalock?
17 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Prevent from PMT / CPYT Throttling when PMTHLVL is exceeded but TS7700 is not at 100% Disk usage

Measures must be taken to avoid host I/O throttling kicking in solely based on the PMTHLVL. It is understandable that TS7700 prioritized work load to free up cache in order to receive new data from host. But when there is no need for Pre-Migration...
18 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Not under consideration