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Storage

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

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

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

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 Is a defect

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

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