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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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Scale S3/Nooba tiering to tape

With the new capability S£/Nooba replacing S3/Swift we would use the Scale ILM capability to move buckets/filesets from disk to tape thanks to Storage Archive integration
6 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

network access controlm for mmsysmon REST API

Currently mmsysmon REST API allows all inbound connections. Our cybersecurity penetration team has successfully sent network packets that caused REST API to malfunction, leaving hundreds of connections in CLOSE_WAIT state. In this scenario CherryP...
9 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

When tape data is encrypted, but Spectrum Scale recall cache and Stub files are not, how do we encrypt those without recalling the data off tape?

Using both Storage Archive and Storage Scale system (ESS) we need to be able to encrypt the data on ESS without impacting or recalling the tape data (Which is already encryped via the TS4500 Library). The client will be migratiing from Gen2 ESS to...
9 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Allow mmrepquota -j to filter fileset(s)

The synopsis of mmrepquota looks like this: Synopsis mmrepquota [-u] [-g] [-e] [-n] [-v] [--block-size {BlockSize | auto} | -Y] {-a | Device:Fileset ...} or mmrepquota-j [-e] [-q] [-n] [-v] [-t] [--block-size {BlockSize | auto}] {-a | Device...} o...
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

Enable mmbackup to run into remote mounted file systems.

Many Customers have preference using specific and dedicated Networks to perform backups with IBM Spectrum Protect with Spectrum Scale. Today this is not possible using mmbackup because the tool can only be used on the local cluster. This request h...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Support more than 15 remote clusters with fileset access control

Customer needs strict separation of filesets accessible on different compute clusters, and want to utilize RFAC to control what view each of the compute clusters has access to in the file system. Customer was then surprised when they hit the limit...
5 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

Preventive alert for cluster key certificate expiration

According to the recent flash " IBM Storage Scale: An expired cluster key prevents nodes from connecting to the Storage Scale cluster resulting in admin commands failing to update the cluster configuration.https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/71...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Allow IBM Spectrum Protect Client installed directly on ESS Appliance Family

When performing backup operations on ESS using MMbackup and IBM Spectrum Protect, the current architecture needs to have a Backup Proxy in order to configure the IBM Spectrum Protect and MMbackup. In this configuration, MMbackup currently forces t...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

gpfs enhance NFS performance in chip design domain

we expect GPFS to enhance NFS performance to accommodate small file scenarios in the chip design domain to beat netapp
30 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

fileset QoS distinguish read and write

we expect fileset QoS distinguish read and write to enhance the flexibility of QoS, also expect metadata support qos
30 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration