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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Related to SafeGuarded Copy on the DS8000. SGC backup copies CANNOT be deleted. Today, a person with adminstrator rights can still log on and delete off valid SGC backup copies. Customers have been asking for this capability to be removed.

This feature is required to ensure that SGC is totally immutable.
2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Functionality already exists

Show a User-Defined Instance name at the top of every CSM GUI page

Many clients have multiple CSM instances in their environment for Active and Standby servers plus multiple instances of servers for different workloads or different storage systems. It can get confusing when an admin needs to manage systems runnin...
14 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Enhanced CSM Notification with priority and persistence functionality

Adding the ability to make an alert persistent by selection would allow for some level of prioritization for critical type alerts versus non critical or informational type alerts. Currently the alerts are one shot. The alerts are not redriven at a...
2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Add GM Master Location to Global Mirror Info tab

With newer CSM sessions including multiple GM legs simultaneously, it would be very helpful to show the Location of the GM master in the display. This would help identify and differentiate the GM masters and lead to less confusion.
22 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Improve zOS host IP connection loss detection and failover behavior

There have been incidents in the field showing the current design of CSM z/OS host IP connection loss detection and failover to redundant active host connection is significantly delayed to 15-20 minutes. This may happen especially when the connect...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Allow different size volumes at target in a Flashcopy session or Make Migration session to same DS8K.

This will allow move disks to bigger sizes on same DS8K. I was using CSM to disk migration but when I tried to run on same DS8K I got an error. So, I have to run the FCESTABL on zOS, which worked perfectly with different sizes at target. The benef...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Future consideration

Add back the small RPO graph on the Global Mirror Info tab

It seems the small RPO chart which used to be on the Global Mirror Info tab was removed in 6.3.8 although doesn't appear to have been publicized in the release notes. This was a very convenient immediate place to check recent RPO. Having to use th...
about 2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Add certificate JKS synchronizing between Primary and Standby Servers

Our INSOSEC department does not allow any self-signed certificates in our environment. All certificates must be CA-Signed. We currently run our Primary CSM on z/OS to make it simple to manage Hyperswap sessions. We run our Standby Servers on HMC s...
about 2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Check and Remove existing IR bitmap when Preparing for Secondary Migration to avoid full copy during resync to new secondary

The CSM secondary migration feature uses the IR bitmap on the primary system to perform an incremental resync to a new secondary system. Actually, when CSM perform the Prepare for Secondary Migration step, it will request the DS8000 to set the IR ...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow full Box or multiple Subsystem selections in ESE and SGC Sizer sessions

When ESEsizer or SGCsizer sessions are configured, typically they are configured for a large amount of LSS/LCUs if not even for all volumes configured on the system. However, the Copy Set selection wizard does not allow to proceed, when only a sys...
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration