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My ideas: PowerHA

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vdisk_protection_enabled in IBM i PowerHA environments

This is the corresponding RFE to RFE number 141546 but for IBM i side.Spectrum Virtualize (be it flashsystems or SVC) introduced feature to restrict LUNS from being unmapped or deleted from storage when there was I/O in last XX minutes.This featur...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Future consideration

Urgent support for Power HA System Mirror for IBM i of the new IBM Spectrum Virtualize function Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function)

With the last announcements of IBM storage, the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software is enhanced with the new functions based on Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function). The PowerHA system mirror for i, today doesn't support this new function and...
27 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Simple green-screen 'Readiness' command for PowerHA

Provide an OS/400 command that will check the readiness of a PowerHA configuration and return a 'ready' or 'not ready/attention' response. Use Case: Monitoring a PowerHA mirroring configuration is a manual process using green-screen or Web Navigat...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Future consideration

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
5 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

ENDFLASH to not write changes on VRYOFF

Problem description: We create flash partitions for temporary use and on the ENDFLASH we are just going to do another STRFLASH to refresh the data. No need to keep it. The writing changes to disk on the Vary Off is taking anywhere from 5-20 minute...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 4 Not under consideration

Change the timeout limit for Hyperswap on IBM i driver

I'm opening this request on name of a Bank in Spain. They have PowerHA Express with DS8K hyper swap. During the upgrade of the firmware of DS8K some of the IBM i LPARs switched to the secondary storage box. They think this behavior is not acceptab...
9 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

PowerHA should support metromirror on Storwize hyperswap configurations

PowerHA currently doesn't support metromirror configurations if storwize systems are configured as hyperswap. Use Case: In mixed operating system environments there might be a need to have hyperswap as well as metro-mirror configurations on storwi...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Not under consideration

Replicate save status and last save information across nodes in PowerHa Cluster.

In a PowerHA cluster, if I perform a save operation (to a tape drive) in a FlashCopy system that information is not spread among other systems in cluster specially production (main) system. This cause some objects that must be saved before delete ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Automatic failover notification

When ending the primary node in a 5250 session by default an automatic failover as documented here: are ways to change this behavior, the Smart Assist Tool prov...
5 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Future consideration

To ADD(CHG)SVCCPYD command, provide the capability to enter more than 128 entries in VRTDSKRNG parameter.

The VRTDSKRNG parameter of ADDSVCCPYD/CHGSVCCPYD commands allows entering up to 128 volumes ranges.The RFE is to increase this maximum value or provide a way (for instance through a user space as for SAVLIB command and LIB parameter) to specify mo...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Not under consideration