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IBM DS8000

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Data At Rest customized certificate : CN should be customizable

When you want to implement Data At Rest on DS8xxx with key servers, you can use a customized certificate. The CN field value must be the storage facility image (SFI) ID for the storage system. For example, CN=2107-75NR699. This is mandatory, and i...
10 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Adding options to loading DSCLI(DS Command Line Interface)

Loading the DSCLI code from Windows/IBM i requires Java 8 or newer plus using the ftp protocol. When the company has removed the use of Oracle Java and replace with another version of Java for the company to use, Second, company has block the use ...
3 months ago in IBM DS8000 3 Future consideration

Enhancement request for DS8K GUI/ESSNI to show end-to-end I/O latency for CKD volumes

As mentioned in the PMH, the I/O response time (System Latency (ms)) provided by the DSGUI of the DS8870 and DS8880 doesn't show correct end-to-end latency in CKD volumes environment, but unfortunately it is current restriction. It is same on DS89...
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Add ACME client for DS8K HMC and DS8K Storage Manager

Most if not all companies no longer allow Self-Signed Certs on their network. Most if not all organizations are requiring 90 day, 180 day or 365 Day certificate renewals. On the DS8K this is a cumbersome task .. especially for 90 day cert renewals...
20 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Needs more information

Need for support the combination of AIX 7.2 TL5SP4 and DSCLI in a Japanese language environment.

After updating AIX7.2 TL1SP2 to AIX7.2 TL5SP4, DSCLI doesn't display Japanese characters (Shift JIS, IBM-943) correctly. Support personnel explain that it is known as a limitation of S-JIS and advised to use English or UTF-8 instead of S-JIS. Howe...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 3 Not under consideration

S3 target on DS8

Consolidation of infrastructure (storage) on to a single platform
about 2 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

DS8880 - Increase the maximum number of disk devices supported on a VMware ESXi/ESX server to 512

Sicoob is requesting IBM's support for to increase the maximum number of disk devices supported on a VMware ESXi/ESX server and DS8880 to 512, once on VMware side this support is possible.
over 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Monitoring DS8K network adapters

Using Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) the network adapters are now key for this function. Currently there is no function available to monitor the utilization of the adapters. The idea is to add an option within ‘monitoring’ à ‘performance’ where I...
12 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Include Custom Roles in LDAP Export

Small ask on DS8 configuration. When setting up security on DS8s we create custom roles in addition to the administrator and monitor roles. When we export the LDAP Remote Authentication configuration to import into another DS8 the custom roles are...
27 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Install ICS through Customer-Code-Load

This is an enhancement request of Customer-Code-Load of DS8000 R9.3 and later. My understanding is that currently there is no way to choose an ICS through Customer-Code-Load GUI. (If there is a higher level of bundle, some ICSs are selected aut...
8 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release