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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Improve the Logical Path Change alert to be more specific.

Currently, when a connection is temporarily dropped, we receive an email alert (like the one shown below) to notify us that a path has gone down. In the DS8K log, we can see when the path goes down, & when comes back up, but the alerts show th...
29 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow the ability to stop a FlashCopy session (Storage Virtualize Family)

When managing FlashCopy sessions (not volume group based) from CSM, the only available commands for any given FC session are: Discover Start Flash Restore Terminate surprisingly, the ability of stopping a session is missing. You can terminate it, ...
30 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

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.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Under review

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...
3 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

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 ...
8 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...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Needs more information

z/OS HyperSwap and Concurrent Copy

After a HyperSwap, the command "Start H2->H1" (Start H1->H2 respectively) will fail if there a active Concurrent Copy Sessions on secondaries (former primaries). CSM will show error IWNR2108E RC 0F13. We know IBM recommends to eliminate any ...
over 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Provide more details for Mail alert notifications for messages such as, IWNR1963W One or more logical paths between storage systems have entered an error state or have been removed.

These alert notifications did not have any information regarding what paths and for which storage subsystems were affected during the path loss. When the CSM console logs were checked there were also no messages for this event and all paths were g...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration