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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Handle removals of GM Master LSS on hardware

When Copy Set are removed from Sessions with DS8000 GM role pairs, the GM Master may continue to form CGs and therefore is not stopped/restarted even in case a GM Master reconfiguration might make sense. For example, if all Volumes from a Master L...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Ability to supress IWNR4005I messages in CSM console.

In CSM 6.3.4 message IWNR4005I is logged to the console for every logon to the CSM webui. Please consider allowing the suppression of the message for particluar users or entirely.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

CSM to Include Active/Normal PPRC Path Count for LSS's Under Topology Details View

It would be very helpful if the Topology Details table could list out the total PPRC path counts for each session/LSS. This can be useful in making sure that eg the CSV setup is as expected, that there aren't any failed paths affecting a particula...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Delivered

CSM Improve DS8000 Paths Interface

I would like to propose several enhancements to how the CSM DS8000 Paths screen is displayed and managed. 1) The DS8000 Paths screen has a lot of unused space when drilled down into a storage device list of paths, on my monitors at least half of t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM to be Qualified for Use with Windows Server 2022

It would be nice to have CSM be qualified with Windows Server 2022 so as we are deploying new instances of it, we have them future-proofed.
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

User Exit to be utilized for application consistency volume copies

In order to have application-consistent volume copies, the product should provide a user exit before and after a task for FlashCopy and/or Remote Copy in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Virtualize. Those user exits must provide a facility to handle ...
about 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Delivered

Keep the base hardware relationships on the storage system: by default

When removing copy sets from the Safeguarded Copy session, the following options are available: Remove the hardware relationships (option by default) Keep the base hardware relationships on the storage system. A customer would like that the “keep”...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

CSM to Provide Capability to Preserve Data in a 5th Copy (Secondary) after Changing the Primary SRC in a 4-Site MM/GM Session

Currently, we are setting up to use the 3-Site GM/GC Session which helps us with maintaining the 3rd copy (LCP) and avoiding Full-Push exposure when region switching (PRESS) between Data Centers. We would like to see if there was a way to provide ...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Add a role with hability to create SGC backups without possibility to expire them

It will improve security of the backup especially when SGC backups are triggered by a ZOS batch job. Without this role, everybody who can run the job can expire the backups and remove them.
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered

Scheduled Task Creation and Modification commands are needed for REST API and CLI to automate Volume Group Snapshot configuration.

The newer version of Safeguarded Copy in the FlashSystems does not have the sessions automatically imported like the Legacy FC based Safeguarded Copy did. Everything is available to automate this process via the CLI or REST API except the Schedule...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Delivered