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IBM DS8000

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DS8000 ScG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity

When a SG backup volume runs out of Virtual Capacity, have the DS8K automatically increase the Virtual Capacity Multiplier with 1 for that volume.The increase by 1 should be sufficient I think, I do not think this should be configurable. However, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 3 Not under consideration

Add the IBM Case Number to the DS8K Event when a Call Home is performed

By having the Case Number in the Events logs, this saves time involved with logging on to the DS8K HMC to obtain the Case Number. It can also be useful in identifying situations where AOS is not operating correctly (no Case Number generated).
almost 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 1 Functionality already exists

certificate import to a truststore to be used for TCT cloud connect

Client wants to import certificate chain of its cloud server to get them trusted on the DS8K to avoid to specify them at the mkcloudserver command.
12 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

DS8000 SGC Monitoring, Reporting and Management with Manual and Auto Control

We are utilizing Safeguarded Copy across all of our Production environments. As the capability grows, so do the requirements in terms of capacity and performance. Regarding changes in capacity needs based on host activity or change in algorithm of...
almost 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

Enrich REST APIs for DS/8000 machines

Support of cluster related functionalities in API interface. chclusterlsclustermkclusterrmclustershowcluster
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Safeguarded Copy offload to Cloud via TCT

We are looking to have the ability to offload Safeguarded Copies (LCP) to the cloud via TCT (preferably S3 cloud) and maintain the capability to create a recovery copy from any of the offloaded Safeguarded Copies. Today due to physical capacity li...
about 4 years ago in IBM DS8000 0 Future consideration

DS8K TCT can support a proxy server

[Background] We were planning on using TCT to store data in IBM cloud. Because the customer hopes to have the encrypted data stored externally and used in a contingency.However, the customer's security policy requires the use of a proxy server for...
over 1 year ago in IBM DS8000 1 Not under consideration

Flashcopy support in DS8K when using Metro mirror dual leg

Mirrored volumes between two DS8K support and keep the mirror intact when using Flashcopy. We have functions in example DSS like:FCNOCOPY FASTREPLICATION(REQUIRED ) FCTOPPRCPRIMARY(PRESMIRREQ ) SW functions in DB2 have made utilities that uses the...
over 2 years ago in IBM DS8000 2 Planned for future release

DS8 IBM i Volumes Should Include Modern Sizes in Dropdown

When creating IBM i volumes, the default size dropdown includes all the way from 8 GiB to 262.9 GiB, however with all of our modern IBM i environment, the minimum size we use for iASP at least is 477 GiB, which means that we always just have to ch...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Not under consideration

Change password expiration for only one userid

Hello, We would like to know if it is possible to create a command to change the password expiration for only one userid, not for all the userid on the ds8k. today when we use the chpass command the password is changed for al the user id from the ...
9 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release