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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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allow FCM to more granularly control message output

We need the ability to suppress the message IWNRF015I when needed.The PDEBUG variable value currently has non effect on the setting of "show_dups" variable and this leads to hundreds of unwanted messages on the screen during the SEL-SOURCE and the...
about 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Have the ability to "lock" a session from admin role to avoid any action on that session

In some d/r configuration where you can setup a MM-GMp session normally working but also a GM reverse session from H3 to H1 to protect the data when you switch to H3 site to run production, it could be advisable to have the ability for the admin r...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Password Expiration Warning

Having a warning that the password used to log into the storage would alert users in advance and could proactively manage their passwords.
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

CSM support scheduled task for longer period

Scheduled task only support hourly, daily and weekly now, would like to extend the support to monthly and yearly.
over 5 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

CSM To have options in GUI to export and import Web Certificates

Requesting there to be functionality within the CSM application in order to export and import the web certificates used by the CSM web GUI. I had raised the mentioned PMR to inquire about the process as it was not included in the documentation I c...
almost 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM Option to Send Alert When Session Returns to Normal Status

We would like the option to have CSM send an alert when sessions return to a Normal status after they have gone to a Warning or Critical status.
over 3 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Refresh States function should function when devices are in severe status

During a recent issue where CSM lost access to the underlying DASD (due to a warmstart), it marked some of the replicated devices in a Severe state. That state never changed, even after issuing a 'Refresh States' command. You can submit a START or...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Support Spectrum Virtualize Recovery host mappings via CLI/API

CSM supports host mapping management for SGC backup recovery via the GUI to simplify actions necessary to validate an SGC backup, for example as part of a Cyber Vault solution. A general recommendation for Cyber Vault solutions is to automate as m...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM To Include the System and Path for any Alert Message About Paths

Please include the system and the path in any email notifications about paths. Also these messages should be logged to the console as well as being sent in email.
about 6 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Options to disable Dual control for few sessions

We have enabled dual control for our CSM server, but there are some sessions which are managed by API or manual control. In those cases, having dual control makes it little difficult to implement since we need a 2nd ID to approve the activity. Wou...
over 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Future consideration