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Availability to run for IBM i flashCopy on internal disks (similar like on the ext storage) for backup purpose. The flash copy could be assigned to another lpar and perform backup with or without Full System Flash Copy toolkit.
Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards
IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Referring to support case TS012330272 – On OS/400, user profiles owned more than 2TB could have chance to get storage reported incorrectly (to a small number) by DSPUSRPRF and QSYS2/USER_STORAGE. IBM TS respond it's due to system limitation and th...
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...
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Prevent the automatic resuming of mirrored protection after storage systems are available again
Hello, during an incident where a few IBM SVC nodes went offline and storage pools were not available anymore we encountered a problem with the system performance due to the automatic resuming of mirrored protection.A few minutes after the inital ...
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