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IBM DS8000

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Additional HMC support connectivity options

Depending on security requirements, the customer is not allowed to connect DS888'0s HMC to the Internet.For this reason, I request the addition of a function that connects the system of the destination of the RSF and the HMC in the customer data c...
about 7 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Password expiration granularity for DS Storage Manager users

At present the password expiration policy for DS8000 is setup at global level, this makes that all users have to have the same password expiration polciy. The customer needs to be able to specify a different password expiration policy for differen...
over 7 years ago in IBM DS8000 2 Not under consideration

Minimize impact to DS8K when replacing an VRM

The customer had to replace failed VRMs in a DS8000 machine. After the VRM replacement and when passing from single CEC to dual CEC the redistibution of cache and NVS caused noticeable service impact. Please see PMH 46510,200,838. The customer wou...
almost 8 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Display Smart Drive Rebuild Progress to Customer

IRS (U.S. Federal government) wishes to have the status of a Smart Drive Rebuild reflected in the log so that they can tell when the DS8000 starts it and when it finishes. It must be distinguished from a regular drive rebuild (RAID 5, 6, or 10).
almost 8 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

Externalise DS8000 Internal Traces

System: DS8000Actor: CustomersDescription: It is about to enhance DS8000's backend monitoring by externalizing DS8000 internal traces/counters. The current practice that is to collect On-Demand Dump and to involve IBM SME for analysis, takes too m...
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

DS8886 CSM LDAP advanced tab should not be locked down

Our LDAP environment currently requires that we use advanced settings when setting up CSM on the DS8886 for LDAP access. In the CSM setup there is a tab labeled basic and another one labeled advanced. During initial setup we use the Basic tab to e...
over 5 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Is a defect

Request to confirm a microcode specification of PMIR for DS8880.

On DS8870 R7.3, the following problem has occurred and we heard from PFE/Development that its cause is microcode specification. Therefore, on 2015/05 we have opened FITS MR0513155244 to request the design change, but we do not know its result beca...
over 5 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Minimize impact to DS8K when replacing an DA Card

"Bad" response time occurred duringthe period that DA card was being repaired.Please see PMH 32678,100,838. The customer would like if possible to reduce the impact during DA repair process.
almost 7 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

Metro Mirror TimeStamp

To have the ability to query Metro Mirror target DS8K about the timestamp of the last synchronous valid replication.
about 7 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Change Cascading bit without stopping/starting GM on DS8000 in Mainframe environnement

After a migration to new ds8k using the cascading with GM, under z/Os v2r2, the client is seeing an incoherent response in macro ANTRQST & ANTPQMAP(PMS 67378,662,706). A PMH has been openned on DS8000, and it pointed out that this incoherent r...
about 7 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration