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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

IBM i MULTIPATH SAN BEHAVIOR

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Storage 6 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Future consideration

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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Future consideration

Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration

PowerHA IP storage support for IBM i

Add support for IP storage in PowerHA Use Case: With a proposed migration from FC to IP based storage PowerHA requires support of IP storage technologies.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Not under consideration