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Documentation for HMC password change

For security concern, it is needed to change the default password of all the HMC of a ESS storage appliance.I didn't find any documentation to follow for this task. I was able to modify the HMC passwords through the HTTP interfaces. With the IBM s...
about 1 year ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Enhanced admin security for ESS

Administrative access to ESS (including but not limited to the WebUI) has a weak security model.
over 3 years ago in ESS 1 Planned for future release

Request for extra RHEL8 packages in ESS

We have a list of OS packages that we would love to have included in ESS 6.x.x.x, now that we no longer can install any RHEL package like we could in ESS v5. Inclusion of any of the below packages is helpful for us, if you say no to some packages ...
over 2 years ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Enabling the ESS storage with Compute Express Link CXL 3.0 or CXL 4.0 for storage and processing based on CXL Fabric

CXL 3.0 is built upon the IBM OpenCAPI, but CXL3 and CXL 4 have more speeds and will achieve the following: 1- Enabling the Interconnection between IBM LinuxONE and Exa scale AI Data Centers based on Nvidia DGX H100 based on Nvidia H100 GPUs and I...
over 1 year ago in ESS 1 Planned for future release

Bind DNS out of date software version

Agency is required to update to the current stable versions of BIND DNS. Internet Systems Consortium no longer issues security updates for out-of-date versions of BIND DNS.
almost 3 years ago in ESS 2 Future consideration

Requesting that customer system name be included in Call Homes for ESS and IBM Storage products.

It has been noted that ESS Call Home cases (inclusive of other IBM Storage as well) do not have the name of the system in the cases description. We are requesting that this change so that system names are included in the call home for the CSP case...
over 1 year ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

ESS and Spectrum Scale GUI display min/max performance statistics

Clients have a meeting with Markus R. for the feedback on the GUI, statistics charting and REST interface on Feb 13, 2020. One key requirement is to display the aggregation of performance statistics to track spikes bykeeping min/max values and not...
over 4 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

Improper Session Management - Simultaneous Sessions

This issue is related to same user opening multiple sessions either with different browsers and different system. Ideally, the application should allow only one active session per user.
over 1 year ago in ESS 1 Needs more information

lift the SUDO wrappers limitations

Allianz is requesting from IBM ESS product the following a) lift the SUDO wrappers limitations outlined in following statementsSudo wrappers are not supported on clusters where one or more of the nodes is running the Windows operating system.Sudo ...
over 5 years ago in ESS 1 Future consideration

De-couple CES NFS and SMB services

From support: You can stop NFS service without stop SMB. But if you want stop SMB service, you need stop NFS first. We need to stop all access to AFM collections but still need to serve non-AFM NFS to our cluster. Easiest would be to only shutdown...
almost 4 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration