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IBM Spectrum Control

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Spectrum Control - Add a capacity planning modeling function

IBM Spectrum Control uses capacity information to provide an estimated zero capacity date. I would request that this same information be utilized to allow customers to perform capacity planning modeling. Current workaround: Perform this manually u...
almost 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 2 Not under consideration

Storage Device hierarchy - Virtualizer vs Storage devices

Spectrum Control must provide a hierarchical view of storage devices to show dependencies between backend devices and storage virtualisers such as Spectrum Virtualise or Scale.Today all are considered Storage devices and presented through a flat v...
about 8 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Control Probe Execution Scheduling Customization below 24 hours

The Data Collection Schedule or Probe Scheduling does not go below an "Every Day" or 24 hours. I would like to be able to schedule the probe to execute multiple times through out a 24 hour period. Having the capability to customize the schedule to...
over 4 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 5 Future consideration

SVC/Spectrum Control iSCSI monitoring

Client wishes to have the ability to monitor performance of their iSCSI connections on SVC using Spectrum Control as they do today on their FC connections. They feel that the underlying technology is there, but do not understand why they cannot ha...
almost 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 5 Planned for future release

Make reports that are saved into the report folder available via the GUI

Many people don't login to the Control host when accessing Control, it's more common accessed via a web browser. If your environment hasn't been setup for email it makes accessing reports very difficult. Especially when you don’t want regular emai...
about 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Future consideration

Add support for Hitachi VSP G-Series

Add support for Hitachi VSP G-Series storage systems.
almost 6 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 2 Planned for future release

certify with cisco NX-OS 8.4 (2a)

actually the nx-os Version of the cisco MDS 9700 8.4(2a) is not certify with spectrum control .. but this version is not the last .. and we need to have this version certify to able to have some support on it !
over 2 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Under review

Reintroduce Topology View

Reintroduce end-to-end topology view.
about 4 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 0 Planned for future release

Improve Host reporting in Spectrum Control

Spectrum Control has some ability to report hosts that are making use of resources, such as volumes on a Spectrum Virtualize pool. But this reporting is not complete.
almost 7 years ago in IBM Spectrum Control 3 Future consideration

This is info is related to IBM Spectrum RTM tool license usage. Currently we could only able to monitor Lmstat and RLM license usage via RTM monitoring toll. Here my request is we need to be added all the types of license daemon services and need to be fetch license usages via RTM tool.

Because currently I could not able to add this Lsdyna and Matlab license server information and could not able to fetch this license usage. In case if we add this option, then LSF administrator and uses will get more gain. Currently we could only ...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Control 1 Needs more information