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Dynamic LUN expansion allow expanding multiple drives concurrently

Dynamic LUN expansion is a great option to add disk capacity to existing IBM i LPARs with external storage. The only drawback is that the IBM i internal process is single threaded and only processes one drive at a time. Current project will take o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 4 Delivered

Adding a Fuel Gauge for SSD's to Navigator

Creating a fuel gauge in Navigator would make it easier to find the information without having to dig around for the information.Moved from CAAC Requirements Site. Use Case: Need to know health of SSD's.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Delivered

NWSSTG space allocated on Spinning drives only

Currently you can allocate NWSSTG spaces on SSDs, but in many situations we have spinning and SSDs on the same partition. If we wish to create a Develop partition, we would prefer to use the spinning disks in the hosting partition over the SSDs. T...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 4 Delivered

shrink size of load source disk unit

Please add ability to shrink load source when using disk unit migration. We often face the problem when we migrate IBM i systems with internal disk units to external attached disks that the internal disk units are way to large. Use Case: e.g. a sy...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 5 Delivered

Recover space on thin provisioned disks

IBM i doesn't currently support TRIM or UNMAP primitives which would allow the OS to mark space as free for the storage to reclaim. This limits the benefits of Thin Provisioning since once space is consumed it is never recovered during the life of...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Delivered

Request for enhancement for IBM i PowerHA to support a dynamic change of its enlisted DS8000 HyperSwap PPRC secondary device

Request for enhancement for IBM i PowerHA to support a dynamic change of its enlisted DS8000 HyperSwap PPRC secondary device configuration (ref. PMR 66756,180,846; CPS B9ZMF6) Use Case: Required enhancement to allow for an IBM i online data migrat...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Delivered