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Cloud Object Storage System

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Bring more parity from Manager to Storage Account Admin portal for managing Container Vault

The request is to enhance the Storage Account Administration Portal to bring it more in line and parity with feature/functionality offered for Standard Vaults. Things like being able to track throughput with a chart (like aggreate Accesser through...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Support custom certs on endpoints using Vault Proxy

The Vault Proxy feature does not work if the Accesser Device (or Access Pool) is using Customer signed certificates. The feature will only work when the IBM signed certificates are present. For customers that require using their own organization's...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Provide data migration feautres for inter-vault/bucket and retention-enabled buckets

Provide data migration feautres for inter-vault/bucket and retention-enabled buckets. DMS will support vault to vault migration, with certain caveats, and only within the same COS system. Customer would like a capability to migrate across COS syst...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Provide qualified third-party firmware upgrade software packages with ClevOS

ClevOS currently provides IBM branded hardware firmware upgrade packages as part of the ClevOS appliance image. It has been requested to also include similar upgrade packages for COS qualified third-party appliances, such as the HP devices and the...
almost 2 years ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Aggregate Client-Accesser Throughput graph

There needs to be an Aggregate Client-Accesser Throughput graph that overlays lines from every vault on the system, so we can easily spot the trend from all vaults to see which one is the busiest. This saves us from having to click through EVERY v...
almost 2 years ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Virgina Tech: Allow/deny lists for APIs. IBM COS in our installation lives on a campus network with thousands of untrusted users. Narrowing the scope of networks that can access the manager and data APIs would be helpful in keeping the threat posed by untrusted users accessing an API to a minimum.

Allowing creation of allow/deny lists for access to the manager API and data API, in addition to the included controls on IPs allowed to access vaults, and our own two factor solution for authenticating users would be helpful.
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Virginia Tech: Leveraging the built in rsyslog daemon to forward logs is a preferable path for many users (including us!) to avoid having to deploy an external agent. Making sure all COS internal applications log through rsyslog, instead of their own loggers like log4j or other libraries, would be helpful.

It would also be helpful if the COS syslog forwarding options included rsyslog hooks to allow forwarding all logs via insertion of a rule such as "*.* @@customer.log.host"
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Virginia Tech: The external agent API endpoint consumes a customer provided tarball, unpacks it and then launches a process using the scripts in the tarball. The tarball is unpacked with whatever file ownership options were passed to tar during its creation. For some applications, this causes problems as the scripts are run as root, but the file ownership is still based on the tar file inputs. The request is to unpack the tarball with customer selectable UGO permissions.

Unpacking the tarball with the appropriate tar flags to ignore the ownership and substitute root or updating the file agent documentation to request the customer producing the tarball use the --owner=root and --group=root options may help customer...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Currently the COS manager application enforces LDAP DNs in strict accordance with the X.500 spec of allowing only OID, C | O | OU | CN as part of the DN. It would aid LDAP integrations if this requirement was relaxed to allow any valid searchable attributes to be part of the DN.

This organization identifies groups by their UUGID, rather than canonical name and relaxing this restriction would allow customers to leverage groups that don't have a traditional X.500 strict DN. I believe this is an X.500 restriction and not nec...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted

Support more Kafka Authentication Methods

Currently, SASL using plaintext username/password is the only Auth method supported for using the Notification feature in COS. Customers would like to use Kafka's more secure authentication methods. The request is to support all of the auth method...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Object Storage System 0 Submitted