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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Session recovery via query

CSM is currently designed to stop monitoring underlying replication in an event where certain types of communication failures occur with a subsystem (say after panic/warmstart). It's designed this way to not inadvertently monitor relationships tha...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

CSM enhancement request to have two CSM active servers to work with some user's responsibility

One customer in Japan is now implementing CSM environment on z/OS to manage FlashCopy and Global Mirror on DS8Ks. They are now using Hitach's shadow images (SI) and universal replicator (UR) and they will replace IBM DS8K's FC and GM with CSM mana...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM - Automatically Synchronise Standby Server Sessions After IPL.

We have two DS8000 Controllers in a full MM - Hyperswap Configuration. We have two CSM Sessions running on two different LPARS in our SYSPLEX. ( LPAR1 (Primary ) and LPAR2 (Standby) ) We observe that after IPL of the LPAR2 ( Configured as the Stan...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

CSM support for cascaded 4-site replication

Our 4-site environment is a cascaded replication from A-B-C-D where A-B is metro mirror, B-C is a Global mirror, C-D is a global copy. I see in CSM 6.2.6, there is a 4-site support added but it is a MMGMGCreplication., which is A-B (MM), A-C (GM),...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Future consideration

Need better support to use specific CSM server IP address/hostname

Currently CSM does not have a documented way to define a specific IP address or hostname to be used for the CSM service. I found following potential places where this can be configured, but there could be other places as well: - ../wlp/usr/servers...
about 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM CSM/FCMGR should implemented support of ALL supported MSS

MSS 3 war introduced 5 year ago (with z13) Page 20 and 21: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg248260.pdf (Now we are migrating from z14 to z15) IBM Utilities / Programs have implemented MSS 3 support (without RFEs) I'll do RFE if this he...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM Incremental Flashcopy Options

Global Mirror Either Direction w/ Two Site Practice. We have the incremental option switched on in the session properties for 'H1-I1 and H2-I2 Options'.This is to allow us to take a daily flashcopy to the H2 volumes at the remote site. A full back...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

CSM certificate processing

We have just upgraded CSM from 6.2.0 to 6.2.7 and during that upgrade we found that for the host connections none of them would connect due to a TLS handshake issue (case TS003534863 was opened). The issue was that we needed to import the lpars ce...
about 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Need SNMPv3 support in CSM

My customer is moving his monitoring tool to SNMPv3 and he would like to monitor CSM also with SNMPv3 so he's requesting CSM to support SNMPv3.
over 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

z/VM support on CSM

Currently z/VM support is managed only via GDPS using xDR proxies (SA MP). We are running lot of applications on zVM but the binaries for z/Linux on IBM disk is minimal and the application data is from a different storage hardware and only for the...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration