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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Allow CSM ports on z/OS to BIND to specific VIPA

Copy Services Manager has multiple listening ports. By default on z/OS it listens on ALL VIPA addresses defined on the system. This causes audit failures from TCPIP security scans. We would like to be to specify in xml or properties file the VIPA ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

An error Icon should overlay the question mark

In a CSM HA Configuration (Standby Server is configured) it is the case that if this server is down that a question mark is displayed at the top menu (e.g. at the “Storage” Menu bar”). So far so good.If now an outage happens (e.g. from one storage...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

The Menu ?DS8000 Paths? should include the Location column

If you add a storage connection at the “Storage System” menu you are able to give the new storage system a “description” at the Location column. This is very helpful to distinguish the storage systems. It would be very helpful to display this colu...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Add back the small RPO graph on the Global Mirror Info tab

It seems the small RPO chart which used to be on the Global Mirror Info tab was removed in 6.3.8 although doesn't appear to have been publicized in the release notes. This was a very convenient immediate place to check recent RPO. Having to use th...
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

IBM CSM to Stop Keeping Trying to Authenticate a Logged in User if Authentication Fails Once

CSM appears to have a mechanism where periodically it will re-authenticate the logged in users. This becomes a problem if the user's credentials have changed since the last time they logged into CSM, CSM will keep trying to re-authenticate the ses...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

CSM triggered backup of logs -feature add

CSM should trigger automatic backup of logs to files in case of a critical event related to replication occurs. Reason to request this feature >CSM logs are getting overwritten in a very short period of time that critical events disappear from ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

CSM LDAP authentication with native RACF/SDBM

CSM is not able to authenticate with IBM Directory Server for z/OS configured with SDBM backend.With SDBM backend a IBM Directory Server is communication with RACF directly. No own database is requered.The native authentication with RACF/SDBM shou...
over 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Add JCL to IWNALLOC for SAMPLIB & ASAMPLIB

Please add JCL in the IWNALLOC.JCL file to include SAMPLIB and ASAMPLIB.
about 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM Console Messages Need to Show Correct Pair Direction

CSM log messages always show for example "Starting all pairs in role pair H1-H2" even if the start command was issued for H2-H1 instead. This can be very confusing and misleading when trying to check back and see what commands were issued and what...
over 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

TPC-R integration with VMware SRA for SRM

I'm submitting on behalf of a customer who's using TPC-R to manage replication between multiple Storwize/SVC systems and supporting IBM i, AIX, Windows and VMware hosts. For VMware, they're using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to automate failover. W...
almost 9 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration