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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Refresh States function should function when devices are in severe status

During a recent issue where CSM lost access to the underlying DASD (due to a warmstart), it marked some of the replicated devices in a Severe state. That state never changed, even after issuing a 'Refresh States' command. You can submit a START or...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Retain CSM level after HMC Kernel update

When CSM is upgraded outside of a Remote Code Load (RCL) using the stand alone DSCLI and an RCL occurs afterwards where the HMC kernel is updated, CSM is back-leveled to the version that is included in the microcode bundle. This forces the User/Ad...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Password and Certificate expiration warning

Providing a warning starting at 30 days out and decrementing by week until the last week, then daily, would alert Users in advance of expiration.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Under review

Add volume group filtering option to Add Copy Sets Wizard in addition to LSS

We would like to use CSM for our IBM i, Linux, VIOS, and AIX volumes. Unlike the mainframe storage team, we do not use LSS to manage our disk. All of our disk activities are performed via volume group in the DS8000 GUI. The flash copy option has r...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Simplify and Enhance the Copyset Build Process using the GUI Copyset Build Wizard

We utilize CSM in our environment a lot and that utilization is increasing. Typically and probably for most users, we build the session and then have to go out to excel or some other method externally to build the .csv to build the copyset pairing...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

When Safeguarded Copy is out of capacity, allow for either oldest to delete or newest to not be created

Give Safeguarded Copy customers a choice to either not create a new copy, or delete the oldest copy when SGC capacity is not sufficient to create a new copy
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

DB2 | Consistent Copy | CDM | Safeguarded Copy

DB2 is an IBM database that is critical to many buisnesses - recoveryability from an immutable copy following a cyber threat is key to a business surviving. IBM currently does not support DB2 in it's own cyber vault story.
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Not under 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

Allow deletion of csmadmin local ID

The csmadmin local ID comes back after being deleted (post server reboot). It is also not possible to delete this ID. Please allow the customer to delete this ID permanently.
about 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Message IWNR6000I doesn't show the good direction of replication.

When i start GC H2-H1 the message sent by CSM is IWNR6000I Starting all pairs in role pair H1-H2. The message is confusing because it doesn't reflect the direction of the command.
about 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Not under consideration