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IBM i MULTIPATH SAN BEHAVIOR

Hello IBM i and Storage Teams, Due to an intermittent physical failure of a single SAN switch SFP resulted in significant system impact affecting this media company core business application, users and their customers for an extended period of tim...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Future consideration

Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Is a defect

add volume mobility support for IBM i

IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.4.2 just introduced support for volume mobility. Currently only a hand full of operating systems are supported - not including IBMi.We would like to have volume mobility supported for IBM i operating system as well. Use C...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

Automatically disable disk paths that experience repeated timeouts

IBM i is not able to intelligently avoid repeatedly using non-functioning disk paths that identify themselves as functional. Repeated I/O timeouts cause long periods of disruption and very poor performance often resulting in abnormal termination o...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Future consideration

IBM i MULTIPATH SAN BEHAVIOR

Hello,Following the opening of an IBM i OS incident, we were told that we could not specify at the IBM i level the switching behavior between the different SAN paths. If on a loss of SAN path the automatic switch to another SAN path suits us, we d...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 6 Future consideration

Allow adding FlashSystems Disk to Mirrored ASP without requiring them to be mirrored

With RAID no issue to migrate to FlashSystems. 1) Add FS disks, 2) Drain Internal disks. 3) Copy LS data. Mirroring disallows this as you must stay mirrored! With Mirroring we need the ability to somehow set a switch to allow the system to add dev...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

DST identification of disk controller cache failures without IBM i present

IBM technical support unable to diagnose failed disk controller cache failure on a brand new machine. Advised that support unable to diagnose without IBM i loaded and operating, during a risc-rick migration at the same OS level (V7.3) from POWER 7...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

Change the calculated storage size returned by SNMP to be more in line with what the query (QSYS2.ASP_INFO) and WRKSYSSTS return

SNMP shows the following: .1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.1 StorageAllocationUnits = 32768 .1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1 StorageSize = 315593355 .1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1 StorageUsed = 180845384 The math against those numbers gives me Total Storage = 9631.144...
3 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Not under consideration

Support n-way DASD mirroring

We would like to be able to mirror storage across more than two physical DASD units per logical storage unit. Use Case: Mirroring currently only supports two DASD units, so it only has protection against a single DASD device failure in the pair. W...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Future consideration

Please implement iSCSI initiator (client)

It would be nice to have support for placing iASPs onto iSCSI volumes hosted elsewhere. Use Case: This would help to put less often used objects on cheaper and slower storage for smaller shops who don't rely on VIOS but only on IBM i in a primary ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 Not under consideration