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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Provide connectivity from the CSM to the arrays when IP network is gone

In a worst case, Have the ability to perform a restore is the IP Network is unavailable. Have the ability to 'hardwire' a server running CSM to connect and communicate with the array to perform backup and restore.
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM ability for more than two CSM servers in configuration sharing a common database and staying in synch. Active/Active

3. The ability two have more than two Servers actively sharing the same CSM database. As an Active/Active instead of an Active/Standby configuration. The ability to have more than two servers join the same CSM configuration and stay in Synch with ...
over 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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

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

CSM FCM show incorrect CylinderCount on EAVs with more than 999999 Cyl

CSM FCM (FlashCopyManager) does not show the correct Cylinder count in case of using EAV Volumes with more than 999,999 Cyls. FCM truncates first digit For me this is a defect and should be solved on PMR basis. IBM told me to open RFE.I hope, this...
about 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

allow FCM to more granularly control message output

We need the ability to suppress the message IWNRF015I when needed.The PDEBUG variable value currently has non effect on the setting of "show_dups" variable and this leads to hundreds of unwanted messages on the screen during the SEL-SOURCE and the...
about 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration