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Support ISC running on VMware ESXi 8.0

According to the support page, VMware ESXi 5.5.x, 6.0.x, 6.5.x, 6.7.x, 7.0.x are supported but not ESXi 8.0.x IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.x - Server Platforms For lon...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Submitted

Sync Snapshot information marked for deletion or deleted from the SPS side with the FlashSystem

Currently, When we execute command "./fcmcli -f inquire_detail" the list of all the snapshots taken by the SPS is displayed. CASE 1 : In case of the parameter MAX_VERSIONS when the new snapshot is taken, automatically older snapshot version exceed...
4 days ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Support user- or node-level isolation mechanisms, such as sub-directory mounts and the ability to collect and examine usage statistics at the job level.

We have a large RFP where the proposed file system must have user- or node-level isolation mechanisms, such as sub-directory mounts and the ability to collect and examine usage statistics at the job level. We have a strong competition from DDN so ...
13 days ago in ESS 0 Submitted

Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

Add GUI option to view, select and modify mirror write priority of Volumes

Currently it is not possible to specify the mirror write priority parameter in the GUI during Volume Creation. The system allows two options for mirrored volumes: latency (which is the default) and redundancy. In some customer environments it is c...
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Support for Proxmox virtual environment

In terms of the EMEA region, at this time of licensing changes in the VMware market, customers are responding that they are considering (or have already switched) to Proxmox virtual environments and are demanding agentless backups as they are used...
27 days ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Allow IBM Fusion Backup to continue if PVCs disappear during the backup process

In a very volatile machine learning environment, PVCs are created and deleted frequently, controlled by the containerized application when users create or delete projects within the application. Let’s call these PVCs “User Project Volumes”. It hap...
about 2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Provide RWX Block Storage for Kubevirt/Openshift Virtualization

Kubevirt ( hugely benefits from the fact that you can do a live migration (like a vmotion) from VMs in a Kubernetes Cluster.Since VMs are just pods these pods cannot be migrated, but need to be created and deleted. To achieve ...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 13 Planned for future release

Support of 3 active replication relationship in DS8000

To maintain 2 synchronous relationship on 4-copy at 2-site will require support of 3 active relationship to achieve a symmetric model to provide extra resilience in both cases of storage system failure and site failure.
8 days ago in IBM DS8000 0 Submitted

Tuning off Alert definition : remove 2017

Hi, From SVC and an new Alerte is noticed in Events Log : "2017 - One or more configured hosts are offline" So users receive by mail each time a 'host' become OFFLINE. We are using 'Flash Copy' every day so we are starting ang stop...
9 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted