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IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem

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We need the ability to convert a Thin Clone recovery into a Full Clone recovery.

While a Thin Clone is desired for testing of a snapshot recovery, a successful validation requires a second recovery of the snapshot in order to obtain volumes not dependent on the source volumes. Without removing the dependencies, volumes with de...
9 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Planned for future release

Spectrum Virtualize "IO pause" on node leave and join is entirely too long

When a node leaves or joins a Spectrum Virtualize cluster (SVC, V7K, FS9100, etc), the cluster imposes an "IO pause" on the order of 10 or more seconds. This is unacceptably long, especially in a flash environment.
about 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Planned for future release

Allow longer names for flash copy related items.

Currently the following limitation for source volume length is in effect when using FCM and SVC: For IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot to work in combination with dynamic target allocation (SVCDTA) device classes, the name of the SAN Volume Controlle...
6 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Policy Based Replication Recovery Volume Names

We appreciate the simplicity of Policy Based Replication setup; however, we are in need of these two features to be added: 1. Allow custom naming of the recovery volumes. This is needed because we do not use the same system names between each site...
7 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration

Monitoring FlashSystem / Spectrum Virtualize with Prometheus and Grafana

An increasing number of our clients is using Prometheus and Grafana to monitor their infrastructure. For Spectrum Virtualize-based storage only the following exporter is available on GitHub: Ther...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Planned for future release

Support a 64K vdisks

I would like to suggest to expansion of the quantity of supported vdisks to 64.000 logical address. More than one customer here (@ Brazil) bring this kind of specification in their RFPs and/or Public auctions, what reflect in a lot of work to unde...
over 1 year ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 2 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 IBM Storage Insights instance to monitor IBM Storage devices using Call Home with Cloud services

There are companies that provide data hosting services that manage IBM storage devices for other companies, and there are times both companies want to monitor the device using IBM Storage Insights. If both the company that use the device and the c...
about 1 month ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Under review

Safeguarded Copy function for latest FlashSystem 5000 products.

With the introduction of Safeguarded Copy Function, it was decided that a FlashSystem 5100 or greater is required to support this new functionality. Since many Flashsystem were sold to Small and Medium businesses or institutions, we are wondering ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Not under consideration

Capability to throttle vdisk by defining a goal response time (possibility to delay an I/O to a value)

There are an increasing number of clients asking for the functionality of specifying the goal response time of a volume (vdisk), so that it doesn't go faster than this goal and does not use resources that could be used by other volumes.
almost 5 years ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Future consideration

For DRP show used_capacity_before_reduction in the GUI

When using DRP, Real and used capacity is not shown in the GUI. Used capacity is actuyally available from command line as "used_capacity_before_reduction". I suggest that this value is presented in the GUI for DRP volumes.
3 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 1 Future consideration