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ESS GL6s RG failover take more than 5 minutes

When customer does final ESS GL6s acceptance test, they power off one of ESS I/O node, find that RG failover take more than 5 minutes which is longer than expected.Customer want to know what's the major bottle neck and enhance the whole RG failove...
almost 6 years ago in ESS 1 Is a defect

Add ess3200 to general gpfs H36 cluster

The clustomer already install gpfs on 4 nodes(h36 cluster). The customer want to use ILM to place hot data on high performance storage pool. Deside to add ESS3200 to this cluster.
over 2 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration


Would like to use restAPI v2 to associate snapshot rules ( like other snapshot options : list, create, delete ,copy ... on filesystem and on fileset level ) , but no rule association rest api calls ?
over 2 years ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

ESS GUI in mix env (emsp9 & emsp8)

In mix env where there is EMS P8 + ESS GL systems, and EMS P9 + ESS5K/ESS3K, we can not move to 1 EMS P9 as active GUI - since it report old HW as unknown state.
about 3 years ago in ESS 0 Is a defect

SNMP Mib walk for ESS

Provide snmp mib walk via polling without having to build snmpd.
about 3 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

ESS/Scale Crit Sit AB9147 opened 3/4/21 - Temperature Sensor Failure message requires replacing entire enclosure.

Problem Description:Management GUI shows rsrch1 GL6S ESS 3 Enlosure 78R0299 needs service. Shows temperature sensors 5, 7, 11 and 15 failed. The issue is that for a minor problem with temperature sensors failing a major service event bringing the ...
over 3 years ago in ESS 2 Not under consideration

Switch management

When we deliver switches with the ESS, it's a pain that these don't come with management configured. Getting the hw technician to connect to a serial port to do initial configuration, and then connect it to a network is very cumbersome.. especiall...
over 3 years ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Integrate AD for user authentication in ESS

Currently the Storage Team uses root to log into the ESS I/O nodes and EMS but it would be nice to set them to integrate with Active Directory for non-root users. We assume other customers use AD for authentication on their EMS and I/O nodes.
over 4 years ago in ESS 1 Not under consideration

RFE 145037: Support of mixed R&S Subenclosure configuration

Based on RFE ID 129266 ( Support of R&S Subenclosure) Additional support for the following setups: 2u24-84:SPYCERNODE-2U24 + SPYCERNODE-5U84-EBD 2u24-8484:SPYCERNODE-2U24 + SPYCERNODE-5U84-EBD + SPYCERNODE-5U84-EBD
almost 4 years ago in ESS 0 Future consideration

Large Hadoop Backup Opportunites

Need a replacement for Hadoop distcp integrated into the AFM node for better performance and reliability.
over 2 years ago in ESS 0 Not under consideration