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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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gpfs client support rocky linux

we expect gpfs client support more operation systems to meet the needs of mostusers, for example rocky linux
24 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Allow custom nsswitch configuration (sssd, LDAP or others) in Spectrum Scale

All clients using Windows system connecting to Scale cluster export services with Kerberos through Samba. Allow user-defined nsswitch configuration for spectrum scale
about 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Storage scale performance statistics for SMB shares

EMS GUI (Monitoring > Statistics) only provides SMB performance statistics for cluster or node level. Having stats on each individual SMB share would be very useful. NFS shares have such stats.
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

HPO to support InfiniBand

In order to implement a high performant and reliable infrastructure it is required to have HPO support for deployment on InfiniBand infrastructure.
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

HPO to support AFM managed data along with data transfer to AWS S3

In order to provide high-performance hybrid-cloud object storage for Analytics & AI, within HPO, it is required to process S3 object data via AFM to on-prem AND on AWS S3. To place/move objects intelligently on/to AWS S3, HPO AFM needs to supp...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

CNSA on OpenShift on bare-metal along with InfiniBand

In order to implement a high performant and reliable infrastructure it is required to support CNSA on bare-metal OpenShift with InfiniBand by June 2023. Workaround of CNSA on VMware with InfiniBand is not supported, because OpenShift does not supp...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Enable support for SLES as NFS Client on IBM Power Platform

Many SAP Customers in Europe are running SLES for their HANA DB Workload on IBM Power Systems. Due to the current search for software that offers the customer HA cluster NFS (cNFS) server functionality, Spectrum Scale is an ideal solution. But to...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

Auto expansion of inode to trigger once usage reaches around 95%

Today the Scale alerts and auto expansion are triggered when inode usage is very close to 100% and typically that means when the filesystem in use is very active and busy and is not optimal for performance. Would like to see the auto expansion of ...
8 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Functionality already exists

Suppression of ro BR token when reading at RO mode

A BR token is used to keep cache coherency of data across nodes. We experienced that 'ro BR' token is requested by each node even other nodes read the same rage of data at the same time. Unless the range is never changed by all nodes, getting of r...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Not under consideration

Capacity quota support for HSM managed file systems

We have two storage scale file systems which are HSM managed using Spectrum Protect for space Management. In total we are storing ~40 PB user data on tape here. Each group has been granted an amount of files and capacity for all our file systems. ...
11 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration