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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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CSM enhancement request to have two CSM active servers to work with some user's responsibility

One customer in Japan is now implementing CSM environment on z/OS to manage FlashCopy and Global Mirror on DS8Ks. They are now using Hitach's shadow images (SI) and universal replicator (UR) and they will replace IBM DS8K's FC and GM with CSM mana...
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM support for cascaded 4-site replication

Our 4-site environment is a cascaded replication from A-B-C-D where A-B is metro mirror, B-C is a Global mirror, C-D is a global copy. I see in CSM 6.2.6, there is a 4-site support added but it is a MMGMGCreplication., which is A-B (MM), A-C (GM),...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Future consideration

Enhanced CSM Notification with priority and persistence functionality

Adding the ability to make an alert persistent by selection would allow for some level of prioritization for critical type alerts versus non critical or informational type alerts. Currently the alerts are one shot. The alerts are not redriven at a...
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...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

CSM CSM/FCMGR should implemented support of ALL supported MSS

MSS 3 war introduced 5 year ago (with z13) Page 20 and 21: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg248260.pdf (Now we are migrating from z14 to z15) IBM Utilities / Programs have implemented MSS 3 support (without RFEs) I'll do RFE if this he...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM certificate processing

We have just upgraded CSM from 6.2.0 to 6.2.7 and during that upgrade we found that for the host connections none of them would connect due to a TLS handshake issue (case TS003534863 was opened). The issue was that we needed to import the lpars ce...
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Adjust CSM panel scroll windows with Browser window size and support filters

There are a couple of panels in CSM GUI which do not adjust their scroll list window size to the browser window size. This results in small CSM scroll windows which may contain very long lists although there is plenty of white space in the browser...
about 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

CSM ability for more than two CSM servers in configuration sharing a common database and staying in synch. Active/Active

3. The ability two have more than two Servers actively sharing the same CSM database. As an Active/Active instead of an Active/Standby configuration. The ability to have more than two servers join the same CSM configuration and stay in Synch with ...
over 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future 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...
24 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under 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 ...
7 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration