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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Allow Multi-Target PPRC via CSM for HDS Controllers

We use Hitachi storage controllers with CSM as data mirroring software. In the case of a 3-sided controller migration, it is necessary to activate multitarget pprc. However, CSM currently does not allow this for storage controllers from other manu...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Support GC-GC cascaded start option in 3 site MT sessions

When using CSM for migration scenarios in 3 site topologies, a typical approach is to migrate via PPRC Failover or HyperSwap from old MGM cascade to a new GC-GC cascade. Today, the new GC-GC cascade requires to use temporary 2 site MM sessions bei...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Improve CSM Monitoring : create "customer" own list of message containing specific pattern to trigger email alert function

Ability to create custom list of " chosen message and filtering "sheduled task completed" only for session starting by pattern a specif pattern Company01 , Company02...,. We are using CSM in very converged / consolidated infra, our CSM handle many...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Needs more information

Include the automatic Refresh States after an event "Hardware connection.... is now accessible (IWNH1038I)

After a hardware error in one of the device server of the Storage, CSM reported a communication errors and changed the replication sessions from Normal to Severe. However, for the Hardware Storage side, there was no replication impact, as the othe...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Check the GM subordinate even if there are no copyset in it.

Currently CSM only queries for copysets that are actively participating in a session. If we have a session with a subordinate with no more copysets on the subordinate, CSM doesn't check the state of the subordinate. Adding a check of the subordina...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Improve zOS host IP connection loss detection and failover behavior

There have been incidents in the field showing the current design of CSM z/OS host IP connection loss detection and failover to redundant active host connection is significantly delayed to 15-20 minutes. This may happen especially when the connect...
12 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

IBM CSM to Stop Keeping Trying to Authenticate a Logged in User if Authentication Fails Once

CSM appears to have a mechanism where periodically it will re-authenticate the logged in users. This becomes a problem if the user's credentials have changed since the last time they logged into CSM, CSM will keep trying to re-authenticate the ses...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

RPO Monitoring by using the CSM status

The RPO is monitoring in a CSM Global Mirror session by using RPO alerts, according to warning and severe level thresholds. When RPO warning level is reached an IWNR2751W message will be seen in the CSM console log, and when RPO severe level is re...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Add the ability to restart the CSM service from the GUI or API

In some companies the CSM administrator does not have administrative control of the servers or instances that it runs on. There are times when a restart of the CSM service is required (certificate updates, server changes, etc). Being able to resta...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

use CSM to create volumes and replication from end to end

CSM has the knowledge of the box and replication. We could imagine defining policy in CSM with replication type etc... (MM, MGM ...) and when we define new volumes, let CSM create LVOLS on all DS8k and create replication link defined in the policy...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration