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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Add GM capability between sites 1&2 and 3&4 to 4 site replication enhanced solution

Currently the 4 site replication enhanced solution allows a client to switch from MM to GC between sites 1&2 or between sites 3&4. Typically this functionality would be used if the MM replication was causing a significant temporary product...
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

IBM CSM API Should Show all DS8 Session/LSS/SSID In Hexadecimal to Correctly Reflect The Values on the Hardware

We recently encountered a discrepancy in our API reporting from CSM where the Session ID was not matching what is in the GUI (and on the actual DS8 hardware), and it turned out that from the CSM/web/sessions URI, all of the session/LSS/SSID values...
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Is a defect

Accuracy of Spectrum control summary overall storage usage , it didnt show sum up virtual capacity of SGC volumes

Spectrum Control is not accurate enought. DS8K business today is very often using the SGC Backup as majors tactics to protect against cyber threats. Would be very very valuable to have this storage capacity easy to be followed up from a simple GUI...
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Disallow to run a SGC recover when R1 devices are already in use (by another recover or by a practise H3)

In our configuration R1 devices for SafeGuardedCopy are the same as H3 devices for practice. When we flash I3 devices on H3 devices for practise and then we run a recover backup for SGC the task failed with a x0FAE error code.But one time the H3 d...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Needs more information

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

Prioritise selection of zOS Host Connections in Copy Services Manager

Have the ability to be able to prioritise/order which zOS system(s) in the zOS Host Connection panel in Copy Services Manager (CSM) is selected. There is the possibility that some zOS systems added as zOS Host Connections may not have equal CPU ca...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Future consideration

Disable E-mail (and other) notifications temporarily

We are using a Notification alerting on CSM and it works well, however we would like to have a possibility of temporarily suppressing it when one does planned activity like increasing volume size (it requires breaking the mirroring, removing copy ...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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

Adding Support for Multi Target PPRC in CSM for Hitachi VSP5000 Systems

We use in our Datacenter for migration last year multi target concept to migrate our old vsp to new one and use Hittachi TrueCopy and CSM to do that. We see that also Multitarget PPRC are working as expectetd but we missed the complete support of ...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Add the Persisent option for the practice FC (H3-I3 role pair) in CSM session.

The MM-GM with practice session is missing the Persistent option for the H3-I3 FC role pair (I suppose the other session with practice are missing the option too). This is useful if H3 volumes are space efficient, the FC relation should be persist...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Needs more information