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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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Not under consideration

IBM i operating system resiliency enhancement

We request improvement in the design of the resilience of the IBMi that we currently use in the banbif bank; This is due to the constant degradation incidents that we have had over time;which was caused by faulty tranceivers with low power (trance...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 Is a defect

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future 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...
almost 5 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future 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, ...
about 5 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Not under 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Future consideration