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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Include a section with fix number and description of fixes in the release notes

One of my customers opened a support case for an issue with CSM, the Support team found out they hit a bug in CSM and suggested to upgrade the CSM to a newer version (6.3.6.0) that included the fix, but they were not able to find any information i...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Provide connectivity from the CSM to the arrays when IP network is gone

In a worst case, Have the ability to perform a restore is the IP Network is unavailable. Have the ability to 'hardwire' a server running CSM to connect and communicate with the array to perform backup and restore.
about 1 year 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

CSM - Automatically Synchronise Standby Server Sessions After IPL.

We have two DS8000 Controllers in a full MM - Hyperswap Configuration. We have two CSM Sessions running on two different LPARS in our SYSPLEX. ( LPAR1 (Primary ) and LPAR2 (Standby) ) We observe that after IPL of the LPAR2 ( Configured as the Stan...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under 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.
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Session warning status in the event of DS8k CEC failure

When a DS8k experiences a CEC failure, CSM reports errors on LCUs that are associated with that CEC and changes the session status to Severe (giving the impression to the customer that there is a mirroring problem or scenario that would cause issu...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

CSM Topology Details Export to Not Add Spaces to CG/Session ID

Currently when we export the CSM Topology Details if there are Sessions/CG's which are a single character long, the CSV export will export those like ' 7' instead of just as 7 which means if we are using the data in another spreadsheet, we have to...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

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

Password Expiration Warning

Having a warning that the password used to log into the storage would alert users in advance and could proactively manage their passwords.
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Session recovery via query

CSM is currently designed to stop monitoring underlying replication in an event where certain types of communication failures occur with a subsystem (say after panic/warmstart). It's designed this way to not inadvertently monitor relationships tha...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration