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Storage

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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

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 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...
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, ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Storage 5 Not under consideration

Profile usage space issue

Referring to support case TS012330272 – On OS/400, user profiles owned more than 2TB could have chance to get storage reported incorrectly (to a small number) by DSPUSRPRF and QSYS2/USER_STORAGE. IBM TS respond it's due to system limitation and th...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted

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

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

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.
9 months ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under consideration

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
10 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Under review