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Increase limits for hosts and host ports per SVC IO-group / per system

Can IBM increase for SVC clusters following v8.6.x limitations ? 1. Fibre Channel hosts per system 2. Fibre Channel hosts per I/O group 3. Fibre Channel host ports per I/O group 4. Number of Host mappable Volumes 5. Number of supported logins per ...
8 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Roadmap to integrate Storage Defender with Fusion

As clients move from VMWare to OpenShift, the workloads are more data intensive and mission critical. Fusion backup and recovery is market leading for container workloads. OpenShift VM backup and recovery is supported with guest agents from IBM St...
29 days ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Alert for AC Power missing on Fs9500

Fs9500 is considered Enterprise Storage. When AC power is missing, IBM service notification is NOT opened. Other Enterprise Storage like A9K and Ds8K are reporting this event. Moreover, even if Fs9500 is equipped with 4 different PSU, since AC pow...
about 2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 6 Under review

Alert notification from Storage Insight for RPO violation.

RPO violation notification can be very helpful to customer and MSP to do required action on time.
about 1 month ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Under review

Storage Sentinel support for the Scanning Engine to run on IBM Power hardware.

For environments running SAP HANA on Power Linux, which is supported by Sentinel, there may not be x86_64 hardware in the environment for a Scanning Engine to be installed onto. The Scanning Engine needs to be installed where it can access the sto...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration

Need HCI Fusion Regional DR support for ODF

We (large bank in Canada) is running CP4D with IBM Storage Fusion (ODF) software on-prem in a VMWare environment. We are investigating different Openshift in a BOX solutions to run our CP4D environment. We reviewed the IBM HCI Fusion but realized ...
about 1 month ago in Storage Fusion 1 Planned for future release

Improve the CSM behaviour to find free session IDs on the hardware

At the moment CSM only checks the GM masters running on the Ds8000 and their state. It is not checked which LSS sessions are configured but are not members of a running Global Mirror. In situations where the DS8k hardware is managed by different t...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

a software reset of the library should not invalidate the status of the tapes in the IOstation

While after a powercycle of the library or opening the backdoor and removing and reinserting the IOstation, it is correct to rescan the IO station and consider all tapes to be imported, this should not be the case, when the library is instructed t...
about 2 months ago in IBM Diamondback Tape Library 3 Is a defect

Implement the possibility to balance host I/O throttling on cache partition level

When TS7700 runs into host I/O throttling, this throttling is equal across all CPx partitions today. Since work load on different CPx may have higher or lower priority in the business/application context, it is required to have the possibility to ...
20 days ago in IBM TS7700 0 Submitted

Leverage Storage Scale CNSA shallow copy volumes for Fusion Backup

When using Fusion Backup & Restore to create external backup copies of Storage Scale based PVCs in Openshift (Scale CNSA or Fusion GDP), temporary volumes are created from snapshots and mounted to data movers. These volumes are full copies of ...
3 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review