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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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Migrate SVC volumes from/to pools with different extent sizes

Would it be possible to add a feature/fuction that volumes can be migrated from a pool to another where the pools (source and target pool) have different extent sizes? That would be verry helpful for migration tasks in long grown environments wher...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review

Add IP port utilization to Storage Insights

Currently we can only monitor FC port utilization using SI so we're completely blind when it comes to ISCSI port utilization and need to contact our network team to monitor usage which delays incident resolution. It would be great to be able to mo...
10 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

Secure Data Deletion/Erase with IBM to automatically generate a confirmation document

After succesful deletion/erase of data on drives, an IBM document of comfirmation would help to comply with internal client security guidelines Currently we can use:- SV internal commands chdrive -task erase/format commands or we can provide- Secu...
about 2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Build a possibility to upgrade existing FCM4 arays created by <8.6.2 to the new functionality with ransomware detection

Many customer will install on LTS versions for stability and fast coming PTFs. We will now deliver FCM4 modules with better ransomware detection possibilities. But it will not possible to use this with arrays formatted <8.6.2 , what is a CD ver...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Not under consideration

Increase limits and remove restrictions for NVMe over Fiber Channel

Increase the limit of "NVMe over Fiber Channel hosts per I/O group = 16", (maybe to double that) and REMOVE the Volume Mobility restrictions #5: "SCSI only. Fibre Channel and iSCSI supported. NVMe not supported." IBM has been touting the usefulnes...
10 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Per host PWWN data collection for IBM storage insights from IBM Storage Vritualise

The customer has a cluster of 5 hosts which uses a collection of 10 LUNS to get the production environment. When we see storage insights, the data collected is from the volumes in the storage and populated on the console. There's no data collected...
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review

support volume groups in ownership groups

When using ownership groups to fence off volumes/vdisks and the associated hosts and mappings there's currently no support for volume groups which are in turn required to use policy-based replication for such vdisks. As we want to replicate vdisks...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

Compatibility matrix of Spectrum Virtualize - Automated process.

Customers always have a hard time to check the compatibility matrix each time they need to upgrade version of Spectrum Virtualize. They need to do extensive manual workload to check the compatibility and they always complaining about it. Also cust...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 3 Future consideration

Policy Based Replication Allow rename of Volume group with replication policy assigned

For our larger customers where we are (currently) replicating with GM/GMCV consistency group names are chosen alongside with the customer as they would like to easily identify by CG name to which application the volumes in the consistency group be...
26 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Support for IP based Static Routing (in connection with iSCSI volume/host mappings)

At the definition of the iSCSI interface/addresse in the SVC - it is currently at an Eth port only possible to define ONE Standard Gateway. But if the IP network cannot be reached over this one Standard Gateway for any reason, then there must be a...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release