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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Add GM Master Location to Global Mirror Info tab

With newer CSM sessions including multiple GM legs simultaneously, it would be very helpful to show the Location of the GM master in the display. This would help identify and differentiate the GM masters and lead to less confusion.
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Check and Remove existing IR bitmap when Preparing for Secondary Migration to avoid full copy during resync to new secondary

The CSM secondary migration feature uses the IR bitmap on the primary system to perform an incremental resync to a new secondary system. Actually, when CSM perform the Prepare for Secondary Migration step, it will request the DS8000 to set the IR ...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM Primary to automatically reconnect to the standby server after the standby CSM task is recycled or vice/versa Standby reconnects automatically to Primary

Every time one of our CSM started tasks is recycled or if an lpar is IPL'd when the CSM started task comes back up it does NOT reconnect to either the standby or the primray (depending on which CSM task that was shutdow/restarted. The ability of t...
2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Add certificate JKS synchronizing between Primary and Standby Servers

Our INSOSEC department does not allow any self-signed certificates in our environment. All certificates must be CA-Signed. We currently run our Primary CSM on z/OS to make it simple to manage Hyperswap sessions. We run our Standby Servers on HMC s...
2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Retain CSM level after HMC Kernel update

When CSM is upgraded outside of a Remote Code Load (RCL) using the stand alone DSCLI and an RCL occurs afterwards where the HMC kernel is updated, CSM is back-leveled to the version that is included in the microcode bundle. This forces the User/Ad...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Allow full Box or multiple Subsystem selections in ESE and SGC Sizer sessions

When ESEsizer or SGCsizer sessions are configured, typically they are configured for a large amount of LSS/LCUs if not even for all volumes configured on the system. However, the Copy Set selection wizard does not allow to proceed, when only a sys...
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Include the automatic Refresh States after an event "Hardware connection.... is now accessible (IWNH1038I)

After a hardware error in one of the device server of the Storage, CSM reported a communication errors and changed the replication sessions from Normal to Severe. However, for the Hardware Storage side, there was no replication impact, as the othe...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Password and Certificate expiration warning

Providing a warning starting at 30 days out and decrementing by week until the last week, then daily, would alert Users in advance of expiration.
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Consolidate multiple HW event messages affecting the same session in short time frame

While running a secondary migration of GDPS managed GM or MM pairs, there is the step after running the Prepare for Secondary Migration was processed. This is where the external DR/CG solution should suspend the pairs before executing the Perform ...
7 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Improve CSM Monitoring : create "customer" own list of message containing specific pattern to trigger email alert function

Ability to create custom list of " chosen message and filtering "sheduled task completed" only for session starting by pattern a specif pattern Company01 , Company02...,. We are using CSM in very converged / consolidated infra, our CSM handle many...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Needs more information