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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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Implement password policy for CSM Users in the Basic User Registry

There is obviously no password policy for CSM Userids in the basic user registry, when using CSM on HMC. This is a security breach, because the CSM users are not prompted to use a complex password. But in most cases, they do it voluntary to ensure...
19 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Future consideration

Improve the CSM behaviour to find free session IDs on the hardware

At the moment CSM only checks the GM masters running on the Ds8000 and their state. It is not checked which LSS sessions are configured but are not members of a running Global Mirror. In situations where the DS8k hardware is managed by different t...
24 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Improve the Logical Path Change alert to be more specific.

Currently, when a connection is temporarily dropped, we receive an email alert (like the one shown below) to notify us that a path has gone down. In the DS8K log, we can see when the path goes down, & when comes back up, but the alerts show th...
30 days ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow the ability to stop a FlashCopy session (Storage Virtualize Family)

When managing FlashCopy sessions (not volume group based) from CSM, the only available commands for any given FC session are: Discover Start Flash Restore Terminate surprisingly, the ability of stopping a session is missing. You can terminate it, ...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Only Report Status on Relevant Paths from Storage Systems Panel

In our environment, we have IP to z/OS connectivity enabled. As such, we have ZOS:NATIVE connections and IP to z/OS connections to other LPARs. For the ZOS:NATIVE connections, it is not possible for the Standby server to connect via FICON to the s...
about 1 month ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

Allow the CSM DSCLI for Z logs directory to point to a user-specified location.

Modify the CSM DSCLI for Z product such that the logs directory, and any other directory the product writes to, can be directed to another location than the product's install location, currently CSM_ProductionRoot/logs. This would be an environmen...
about 2 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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...
2 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...
3 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...
3 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 0 Future consideration

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.
4 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Functionality already exists