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IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

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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...
30 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under 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

Adding Support for Multi Target PPRC in CSM for Hitachi VSP5000 Systems

We use in our Datacenter for migration last year multi target concept to migrate our old vsp to new one and use Hittachi TrueCopy and CSM to do that. We see that also Multitarget PPRC are working as expectetd but we missed the complete support of ...
6 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

Have CSM alert when ADMIN password expires

Today when ADMIN password expires on the DS8K (typically after the default of 90 days), CSM will stop working and you cannot directly see what is the issue. It is reported in CSM as connection error. I suggest we get a notification - maybe a few d...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Not under consideration

Allow Multi-Target PPRC via CSM for HDS Controllers

We use Hitachi storage controllers with CSM as data mirroring software. In the case of a 3-sided controller migration, it is necessary to activate multitarget pprc. However, CSM currently does not allow this for storage controllers from other manu...
9 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration

RPO Monitoring by using the CSM status

The RPO is monitoring in a CSM Global Mirror session by using RPO alerts, according to warning and severe level thresholds. When RPO warning level is reached an IWNR2751W message will be seen in the CSM console log, and when RPO severe level is re...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 4 Not under consideration

Use the logged on User ID from the CSM GUI for authority checking rather than the STC user from the CSM Server

If an update is made from the (e.g.) portpairing.csv from the CSM Web Interface (Version 6.2.8) there is no security checking whether if this user has the necessary permission to update this file. The update will be with the STC User from the CSM ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 6 Not under 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 (6.3.6.0) that included the fix, but they were not able to find any information i...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Not under consideration