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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 ...
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...
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...
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 3 years ago
in IBM i / Storage
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...
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...
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...
almost 4 years ago
in IBM i / Storage
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...
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...
almost 5 years ago
in IBM i / Storage
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...
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