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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

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Please provide OS support for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for IBM Block Storage CSI driver

IBM Block Storage CSI driver already provided for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but this version is end of life april 2025. We and our customers plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in the next time.
5 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 7 Planned for future release

Get SOBAR supported for Spectrum Archive Disaster Recovery

We use SOBAR to backup metadata of all data that is going to Storage Archive. This is the only way to be able to recover data that was migrated toStorage Archive and recover this data when a disaster happens. In our use case we have an active arch...
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

Report or chart that shows SVC node/IOgroup balance at a glance

To better balance the workload across IOgroups, it's important to see the # of hosts, IOPS, throughput, etc. that each IOgroup is handling. Need a report that shows the IOgroup workload for all 4 IOgroups side-by-side in an SVC cluster. This helps...
5 days ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Submitted

Storage Insights needs end-to-end topology view

To investigate issues with performance or connectivity, end-to-end views are needed. These would show the server/host fibre connections to the SAN and to the SVC, likewise from SVC to the SAN to the backend storage. Possibly also show SVC host clu...
5 days ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Submitted

When creating a support case, email contacts need to be included

When a support ticket is created within SI, no email contacts are included to alert the creator/team that the ticket exists or has updates. You must manually go check the ticket periodically to see if any updates have been posted. Could allow a de...
5 days ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Submitted

Idea for Flash Grid Promote (with only one flash system)

As in previous versions, please bring back the "in this same controller housing" feature that was available when setting up partnership, as it allows practice and demonstration of PBR settings in a single controller housing, which is useful for pr...
6 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

IBM SP4C - Automatically recover Microsoft Teams Tabs on the restore process

Customer has requested the ability for IBM SP4C to automatically recover Microsoft Teams Tabs on the restore process. While the current restore functionality works, it does not automatically restores tabs to their previous state, requiring users t...
about 2 months ago in IBM Storage Protect for Cloud 1 Under review

Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature.

Anyone that maintains a Red Hat server running Spectrum Scale could benefit from this capability.
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

insert more than two media categories/types for logical volumes

Today there are only two media categories available for defining logical volumes in an IBM VTS - Media Type Cartidge System Tape and Enhanced Cartridge. But you can define the volumes as 400MB, 800MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 25GB in the library. Since w...
22 days ago in IBM TS7700 1 Needs more information

Related to SafeGuarded Copy on the DS8000. SGC backup copies CANNOT be deleted. Today, a person with adminstrator rights can still log on and delete off valid SGC backup copies. Customers have been asking for this capability to be removed.

This feature is required to ensure that SGC is totally immutable.
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Functionality already exists