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Storage Fusion

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Multi-namespace Crash Consistency / Consistency Groups

Today, Consistency Groups as supported with Scale/GDP ensure that all Pods in a single namespace can be snapshotted in a crash-consistent way. A financial services customer is asking for consistent snapshots spanning PV/PVCs in separate namespaces.
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Create customer-viewable "Storage Fusion IBM Service/Support Reference Guide"

The consensus of several IBM Storage Fusion HCI users and IBMers ( including Storage Fusion HCI HW Service Planning) is: A "Storage Fusion HCI / SW Support Reference Guide", similar to the external customer-facing IBM Elastic Storage Server Suppor...
over 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 0 Functionality already exists

Fusion Data Foundation Regional DR support for CP4BA

A lot of customers are already on CP4BA on OpenShift, and using FDF as their storage solution. There is a need for a Disaster Recovery solution using Fusion Data Foundation Regional DR, and to be tested with CP4BA especially these capabilities: BA...
11 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Future consideration

Metro DR and Regional DR for Fusion SDS (Fusion Data Foundation) without external IBM Ceph dependency

Our customer Euro Information is a very large banking company. They are planning to deploy an OpenShift environment with their common requirements in terms of storage resilience using several datacenters. This means using Metro DR with synchronous...
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 2 Future consideration

Jump Host / Bastian Host to replace KVM in Fusion HCI Rack

Fusion HCI has pre-requisites for a DNS server / DHCP server to support the build process for a HCI cluster. In addition to which AIR Gap Installations require a local server to provide the repository for the installation content for the cluster. ...
over 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 0 Planned for future release

Allow specific GDP fusion backup storage classwith Qos to avoid filling production filesystem

When doing fusion GDP backups to S3, fusion is doing a snapshot and then after a clone using mmxcp. This clone is then transferred to S3. When doing it on production systems, this clone is wasting space on production filesystem (i.e flash) as we n...
11 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Fusion HCI internal Scale Storage as PV for ROKS on Cloud Satellite without ODF

Enable so the internal Scale Storage in Fusion HCI can be used as PV for ROKS on Cloud Satellite without ODF. Using ODF on top of redundancy in Scale causes very low storage utilization without real incremental redundancy benefits. Some kind of st...
8 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Planned for future release

Allow smaller amount of servers to be deployed using the Cloud Satellite automation

For Day 2 operations it is very important to be able to add single hosts to the Satellite environment and in the current interface you can only deploy a minimum of 6 hosts.
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 1 Future consideration

Add application aware backup and restore for Guardiaum Insights application

Client is running Guardium Insights in their OCP cluster, and are challenged with current data protection process, and need an enterprise level, automated application aware Backup & Restore solution for this environment.
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 0 Future consideration

Support for HTTP proxy on fusion baclkup to S3

More and more customers wants to do fusion backups to Public S3 to be able to recover environments offprem, but 99 of them are using HTTP proxy to validate access to outside world. Support needed for HTTP proxy with validations usage when configur...
5 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review