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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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To simplify the deployment of workloads in the cloud, IBM must improve the performance of the Scale command "mmaddnode" to allow for faster spin up/down of resources.

Nodes in the cloud need to be spun up quickly as needed. Currently mmaddnode takes too long to add a significant number of nodes as it sequentially adds nodes to the cluster; not only that, but other commands like mmchlicense, mmchnodeclass, and m...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Planned for future release

eliminate lack of I/O on mmdelsnapshot start

When deletion of bunch of snapshots starts we a lack of I/O for about three minutes.NFS Clients see a huge delay of I/O. Related applications hanging for this time and user connections and run into timeouts (e.g http connections for apps that stor...
over 4 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 4 Planned for future release

NFS protocol nodes upgrade without disruption

Customer is having NFS being autheticated my MS AD. In this case SMB service needs to be installed and according to documentation, NFS outage is done when upgrading protocol nodes. Customer is requesting non-disruptive NFS protocol nodes upgrade a...
about 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Remove Node Feature in Spectrum Scale CNSA

Currently in the CNSA Implementation there are no way to reduce a define CNSA-Cluster to one or more Nodes, like a mmdelnode step. The Operator has no function to do these necessary step to reduce a cluster with these request.
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Future consideration

Support TLS 1.3 for use with IBM SKLM

Industry is requiring stronger current encryption levels.
about 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Introduce effective quality management

During the last year, we saw many new ISS code levels, most of them with critical errors that could lead to data corruption or data loss. Fortunately, many costumers were spared from data corruption, but they had to update Scale nearly monthly to ...
almost 7 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Not under consideration

Storage Scale - Need GPFS to support storing or exporting performance data into enterprise-level time series database like InfluxDB or Prometheus

Problem: 1. The "pmcollector" service usually cannot work well when the GPFS cluster has over 100 nodes. As a result, the GUI will not display the performance data normally. And restarting the GUI will not help.2. ZIMON can not process large amoun...
9 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Monitoring quota usage per fileset (not inodes, capacity usage)

Hi team, we found a gap in quota monitoring of spectrum scale filesets, we have the capability to monitor inode usage per-fileset, but not quota consumption in terms of capacity. Becasuse of that we urgently need a feature that could alert us when...
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Functionality already exists

Add quota logging capability to keep overall quota accounting consistent

For performance, nowadays, most of quota information is stored and updated in memory. Then, it will be synced back to disk in an asynchronous way later. However, there isn't a recovery mechanism for GPFS quota in abnormal situations. These can mak...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Future consideration

zstd compression & dictionary support

If zstd support is added to the product it would be very interesting to allow for a few dictionaries to be used to improve (de)compression speed and compression ratio. This is ideal in situations where ILM policies can be written to target either ...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration