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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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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

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...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Needs more information

Have CSM alert when ADMIN password expires

Today when ADMIN password expires on the DS8K (typically after the default of 90 days), CSM will stop working and you cannot directly see what is the issue. It is reported in CSM as connection error. I suggest we get a notification - maybe a few d...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Not under 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

Allow user to display "volume full name" and "volume short name" at his conveniance using existing table twistie

In huges banking Z/os csm implamentation, we can deal with many DS8000 having each more than 100 000 volumes. Having this ability will avoid fingerchecks when usin CSM GUI to perform troubleshooting tasks when things are not work as expected.
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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...
8 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...
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future 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

Site locations to inherit the location of the devices

Have sessions inherit the site locations that are configured for the devices that are involved in the session. Currently the site locations are custom fields that could be set to any text. You can select any location even ones that don't match the...
about 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Secure all of Copy Services Manager for z/OS via SAF

SAF Access Currently the Copy Services Manager product that we are using, that is installed and running under z/OS, is accessed and governed by a GUI via a web browser with the appropriate IP address and port number. To logon to the CSM GUI, we pr...
over 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration