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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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use CSM to create volumes and replication from end to end

CSM has the knowledge of the box and replication. We could imagine defining policy in CSM with replication type etc... (MM, MGM ...) and when we define new volumes, let CSM create LVOLS on all DS8k and create replication link defined in the policy...
4 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Disallow to run a SGC recover when R1 devices are already in use (by another recover or by a practise H3)

In our configuration R1 devices for SafeGuardedCopy are the same as H3 devices for practice. When we flash I3 devices on H3 devices for practise and then we run a recover backup for SGC the task failed with a x0FAE error code.But one time the H3 d...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 3 Needs more information

Add Time Locks to Flash Copy Sessions to prevent an overwrite of FC data

CSM will add a property to FC sessions that will prevent users from being able to "reflash" the session in x hours (similar to SGC) This option prevents customers from reflashing over the last "good" flash CSM will add a property to FC sessions to...
8 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Include a section with fix number and description of fixes in the release notes

One of my customers opened a support case for an issue with CSM, the Support team found out they hit a bug in CSM and suggested to upgrade the CSM to a newer version ( that included the fix, but they were not able to find any information i...
12 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Retain CSM level after HMC Kernel update

When CSM is upgraded outside of a Remote Code Load (RCL) using the stand alone DSCLI and an RCL occurs afterwards where the HMC kernel is updated, CSM is back-leveled to the version that is included in the microcode bundle. This forces the User/Ad...
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Password and Certificate expiration warning

Providing a warning starting at 30 days out and decrementing by week until the last week, then daily, would alert Users in advance of expiration.
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Utilise RACF PassTickets for Host Connections from CSM on DS8K HMC to z/OS system.

Current and only available method for Host connection from the CSM residing on the DS8K HMC to the z/OS system requires authentication via a normal RACF defined userid and password on z/OS. However, customer password expiration policies dictate a ...
5 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Provide connectivity from the CSM to the arrays when IP network is gone

In a worst case, Have the ability to perform a restore is the IP Network is unavailable. Have the ability to 'hardwire' a server running CSM to connect and communicate with the array to perform backup and restore.
17 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow user to display "volume full name" and "volume short name" at his conveniance using existing table twistie

In huges banking Z/os csm implamentation, we can deal with many DS8000 having each more than 100 000 volumes. Having this ability will avoid fingerchecks when usin CSM GUI to perform troubleshooting tasks when things are not work as expected.
about 2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

CSM - Automatically Synchronise Standby Server Sessions After IPL.

We have two DS8000 Controllers in a full MM - Hyperswap Configuration. We have two CSM Sessions running on two different LPARS in our SYSPLEX. ( LPAR1 (Primary ) and LPAR2 (Standby) ) We observe that after IPL of the LPAR2 ( Configured as the Stan...
about 2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration