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IBM DS8000

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Provide support on DS8910F for DADSM UNMAP function in Copy Services relationships to allow use of Erase on Scratch on z/OS without unacceptable overhead

Our DASD environment is all-flash DS8910F, mirrored across a distance of approx 25km. In order to satisfy audit requirements, we recently enabled Erase On Scratch via RACF (SETROPS ERASE (ALL)). Unfortunately this created an unacceptable overhead ...
about 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 2 Not under consideration

S3 Object Storages compatible with Transparent Cloud Tiering

We're implementing the Transparent Cloud Tiering for a Mainframe environment and customer would like to use other on-prem solutions of Object Storage, different of TS7700 or COS, to store data. Customer would like to use: - Hitachi HCP - DellEMC E...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Increase (virtual) DS8000 capacity limits

(virtual) DS8000 capacity is limited to 3652 TiB (approx. 4 PB) with thin provisioning and Small Extents (Thin provisioning and Small Extents is recommended by IBM) 2019 (with) DS8880 we were hit by this limitation. We used some overprovisioning (...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

DS8000 REST API New functions

Expand the DS8k REST API to include more functions that are provided today with DSCLI.
over 3 years ago in IBM DS8000 2 Future consideration

Retain a backup of Copy Services Manager installer file, when CSM was upgraded via DS CLI installsoftware process

During DS8000 HMC reload or upgrade, CSM is back-leveled if the Customer had previously upgraded to a higher level, using the installsoftware process. The installsoftware process removes the CSM installer file upon successful completion, making it...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Improved LDAP support for Security Administrator users in DS8000

If you want to use the Export/Import LDAP Remote Authentication configuration option, and you have at least one Security Administrator (SA) user defined, when you Import the existing configuration in a new DS8000, the SA user is not imported becau...
7 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Provide Notification When PPRC link failure rate is high on all PPRC paths

We recently had a WAN issue where one of the circuits was experiencing very high packet loss for carrier A. Even though there was a second healthy circuit provided by carrier B, the failure rate was so high on carrier A's circuit that all PPRC pat...
about 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Avoiding full volume background copy after restoring of one FlashCopy relation in DS8K multiple incremental FlashCopy env.

The environment we request this enhancement is in DS8K multiple incremental FlashCopy with cascading FC support. In this environment, The customer will have two incremental FC relationships from one source A as Step1 bellow. Actually they will tak...
over 5 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

Show zHyperlink performance details in DS8K GUI

Would be helpful in monitoring DS8K performance or in case of incident handling.
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Fiserv is looking for MFA support with Microsoft Entra ID on IBM DS8900 storage arrays.

Fiserv is standardizing on Microsoft Entra ID for MFA and asking all of their storage vendors to certify Entra ID with their products.
3 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration