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IBM Storage Insights

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Reports need to include graphs

We simply need the ability to include the displayed graph that is visible on dashboards or performance reports when we choose the "Create Report" option. All of the reporting options are currently text based and can include an over time reports bu...
5 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

FlashSystem Freeze time delay metric

When I do my nightly data refresh from my Corporate FlashSystem to my remote Disaster Recovery FlashSystem, the 'Freeze time' in the "Copy Services" - "Remote Copy" - "Consistency Group" - 'Freeze time' falls behind from being current. I would lik...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 2 Not under consideration

SI Should Include FC Ports Current Speed as a Column

SI should include the Current Speed for FC Ports in the table. The table currently only lists the maximum possible speed of a port. The CurrentSpeed of the port is available from lsioport -metrics
over 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Planned for future release

Display grace period of 30 minutes between 2 log collections in task failure message

When attempting to collect logs from a storage subsystem, a user can received the following message when the task fails: " Uploading system logs for system XXX to ticket TS0123456789. The log package for the device with serial number YYY for ticke...
3 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Future consideration

Alerting method for the status of data collectors

It would be useful when a data collector has stopped randomly, having an alerting method would allow us to rectify this and get the collector working again.
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Functionality already exists

Display freeze time for Remote Copy relationships in Storage Insights and allow thresholds to be set for freeze time so alerts can be sent when freeze time is more than a certain number of minutes out of sync

This idea is being submitted to let IBM know that they need to find a way to add alert definitions in Storage Insights that would allow administrators to monitor the freeze time for Remote Copy groups and change/set the threshold so administrators...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 4 Not under consideration

SFP warning and info alerts should be elevated to higher status in system monitoring

We have had 2 SEV1 incidents at our org due to SFP's malfunctioning but not failing. When SFP's begin showing lower voltage or abnormal TX or RX specs, these need to be elevated to be a system health issue for IBM Brocade Storage switches. This is...
10 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Needs more information

Allow global Filter/search across entire SI Instance

When I have multiple devices in my environment, I need a quick way to drill down to what device is of immediate concern. If I get CRC errors from a WWPN, I need to search my SI instance for which array is presenting that WWPN. If I need to grow a ...
10 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration

Add functionality to Storage Insights so that you can see the performance of a volume compared to throttles that are set.

Understanding how a volume is performing compared to throttles set on it is very important. Currently, throttles are not represented in Storage Insights. I want to be able to see how much of a QoS a volume is using. I also want to be able to set a...
over 2 years ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Future consideration

Add more options for scheduling performance monitoring

We collect more detailed performance reports on a daily basis using local scripts. When these are running, storage insights performance collection will fail. This is specific to collecting performance data on Hitachi Vantara storage arrays.
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Insights 1 Not under consideration