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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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 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...
almost 5 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 6 Future consideration

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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

Define storage unit by object type

Currently only database file can have a preferred storage unit specified.There are many object types on the system and there are times where specifying a preference of NOT *SSD is required.For example image catalogues and IFS directories, non prod...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

enable encryption of USB drives

Please enable encryption of usb drives. Use Case: Can securely distribute software between systems and also automatically encrypt data stored / copied to usb drive.I could imagine having a password field in device description or password prompt du...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

ENDFLASH - Add parameter to not write changes to disk

While we are researching extended vary off times for the IASP writing changes to disk, we would like an enhancement to not write changes to disk. Use Case: Take a flash of a systemUser makes changes to test a processUser validates and wants to ret...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Future consideration