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IBM DS8000

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Process monitoring of the ESSNI communication layer

The ESSNI communication layer connecting the Management Console with the Clusters/LPARs internal and the Client Interfaces (CLI , GUI , CSM) external is a very complex communication environment. According to the current design there is no extern...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Under review

Power Consumption and Energy Statistic Reports

As with most companies nowadays, we have a very large focus on our environmental impact. Keeping track of our power consumption and carbon output is very important and it's something I would like to see added to be available from a PE-Pack for DAS...
5 months ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

optimize output in the microcode "health check" panel in the DSGUI

We moved from to using the internal microcode function of the DS GUI.Everything works fine, but we think that the UX and GUI output of the "System Health Check" could be visualy better. So you can better understand what you s...
11 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Request for managing Copy functions in the DS GUI

We have several customers Open / IBMi / zOS who use mirrored DS8000 and who currently use the Old GUI for management of the Mirroring and FlashCopy.CSM is economically not an option for them.
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Ansible modules for DS8000

Provide an ansible collection with modules to perform the equivalent of DSCLI using playbooks. ** Note the RFE webpage forced me to choose an operating system and z/OS was the only choice. This is not a z/OS operating system request
almost 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

LCP : Dynamic Management (increase and decrease) of Safeguarded Capacity

This idea would benefit all IBM z customers who are using, or who are considering implementing Logical Corruption Protection (aka z Cyber Vault) of data hosted on DS8000 storage subsystems. It would be of particular value to large installations wh...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Add HMC's IP address when creating certificate signing request on DS8K GUI

Currently the certificate signing request created via the DS8K's GUI only allow to have the HMC's DNS in it. If we could add the HMC's IP then both the connection via the DNS and the IP would be secure after the certificate is imported.
about 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Request for DS8K GUI to show logically occupied in comparison to physical occupied capacity in dashboard

Enhancement request for DS8K GUI to especially show in particular the logically occupied capacity also at first glance, and in comparison to the physically used. The Dashboard should already outline whether and how much is overprovisioned.The Dash...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Add support to "cluster" object in RESTful API

Add support for "cluster" objects in RESTful API, to be used for storage provisioning automation purposes.
over 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Future consideration

DS8000 ScG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity

When a SG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity, have the DS8K automatically increase the Virtual Capacity Multiplier with 1 for that volume.The increase by 1 should be sufficient I think, I do not think this should be configurable. However, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 3 Not under consideration