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Storage

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Flash Copy for internal disks

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.
8 months ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Not under 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 ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 Not under consideration

Add NVMe over FC support for IBM i

Please add support for NVMe over FC for IBMi - being it native or NPIV/VIOS. Use Case: A lot of IBM i installations are built on VIOS/NPIV connecting to IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems.Most newer storage systems are ready to provide NVMe over FC h...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Not under consideration

Small Independent Disk Pools

The idea is to enable the configuration of small independent auxiliary storage pools from partial disk units on a single IBM i server. This idea appears to be similar to the ability to create micro partitions and host many IBM i instances on a sin...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under consideration

Avoid partition failure when not enough memory is available in machine pool and adding volumes through virtual FC adapters

The PMR describes an IBM i microcode failure (it hangs and forcing an IPL is the unique way to restore) when both conditions apply to a logical partition:1-adding a lot of external storages volumes through virtual fibre channel adapters2-not enoug...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under consideration

Skew curve from IBM i

Currently only storage boxes can create a skew curve from their performance data to show how hot the data is I.e 10% of the data is used by 90% of th I/O's.We would like to achieve the same using IBM i tools (be it performance data, idoctor, PEX, ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 5 Not under consideration

RAID Conversion Function in Storage Manager

Changing RAID Level or RAID Protection Hot Spare level requires all RAID protection to be stopped and restarted. This is a long running process and leaves the system vulnerable to a single disk failure during the process. This is exacerbated by th...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Not under 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Not under consideration