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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.
over 6 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...
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

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

Support 3-way (or n-way) DASD mirroring

We would like to be able to mirror DASD units across 3 (or more) physical devices, instead of just two. Use Case: Mirroring as it current exists only has protection against a single DASD device failure. While the probability of the mirrored unit f...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Storage 4 Not under consideration

QSYSMSG - Array rebuild start and complete messages

We have a program that monitors the QSYSMSG message queue to alert us to critical issues on our system. When a DASD device fails with mirrored protection, the system sends CPI0949 when protection is suspended and CPI0989 when the resume is complet...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Not under consideration