StorSimple

Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager allows you to centrally manage all your StorSimple devices from Azure Portal. It provides the ability to configure and monitor devices, provision storage, setup backup and recovery to any other managed device with a simple to use interface.

  1. Enable StorSimple reporting with Power BI

    I would like to access StorSimple data and present it in Power BI as similar to Azure Backup Report for Power BI. There is a demand at my work for data to be displayed using Power BI.

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  2. Ability to hide .backup folder on virtual storsimple 1200

    When the storsimple 1200 is in File server configuration a .backup folder is presented on each share. I would like the ability to make the .backup folder hidden so users couldn't see it.

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  3. add Azure​.StorSimple powershell module in ARM

    Currently there are no PowerShell cmdlets for AzureRM.StorSimple

    I need to be able to deletes an access control record.

    current cmdlets don't work because i build my StorSimple1200 in ARM

    Remove-AzureStorSimpleAccessControlRecord -ACRName "Acr10" -WaitForComplete -Force

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  4. Powershell for all Virtual storesimple functionallity in ARM

    Powershell for all Virtual storesimple functionallity in ARM

    Starting with:
    Manual backup
    Failover commands

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  5. Storsimple 8100 reporting

    I would like to export and automate the Storsimple reporting. It would be good if you could get the reports in excel or pdf format to me email.

    I would also want to see the reports from one month period. Now you have only one day, one week or one year periods to select. It would be also good to get the report from specific period of time. Not just from from specified time period before current time. Like from 1.8. - 31.8.

    Another good solution would also be if we could see the Storsimple reports in Power Bi.

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  6. Insight in backup usage

    GIve insight in the amount of data in Azure storage that is used for the backups created with StorSimple (8100). Currently it is not possible to see how much data is actual live data and how much is used for backups. And when this is possible it would be nice to be able to modify the backup policies as well ( https://feedback.azure.com/forums/257791-storsimple/suggestions/16651912-allow-modification-of-backup-retention-on-storsimp )

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  7. Make it easier to open a support case for StorSimple hardware

    We have a failed disk alert in the Azure Portal on a 6-month old StorSimple 8600. I should be able to click on the alert to log a case, instead of having to go to the new portal to enter my SA subscription information.

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  8. Support Branchcache for File Shares in the StorSimple Physical/Virtual Applaince

    Support Branchcache for File Shares in the StorSimple Physical/Virtual Appliance. When creating a file share on the StorSimple appliance you should have the option of enabling BranchCache support.

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  9. Enable normal powershell commands ie basic ping rather than these being only available in support mode

    Enable normal powershell commands ie basic ping rather than these being only available in support mode

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  10. StoreSimple Storage Admin Volume Access Permission (Role based model)

    Minimum requirement:
    Due to the fact that a company can have the requirement for 4-eye principle in for example Backup Retention / Deletion.

    In the case with two StorSimple Management Services in place with the Same Data in each: There must be a way to give some Storage Admins the access permissions to manage one StorSimple Management Service and some other Storage Admins access rights to manage the other StorSimple Management Service.

    Role Base Access Best Case scenario:
    The Access Permission is configurable based on following element

    Volume (at least Volume Container):
    - Delete prevention
    - Create prevention
    - Increase…

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  11. Backup Integratoin by API for Application consistent Backup

    It would be greate if the Time Point Objective of a Backup could be controlled by a Powershell Script Integration (API) to provide Application Consistent Backup capability.

    A such API could be used for example in combination with Riverbed SteelFusion Technology to provide end to end Application Consistent Backup.

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  12. Virtual StorSimple on Linux

    Right now its only working on Windows vm but it will awesome to have ability deploy Virtual StorSimple on linux machine or VM.

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  13. Require dual authorisation before deactivation of a device.

    It should be possible to require authorisation from two users before allowing the deactivation of a StorSimple device to guard against a rogue operator or a security breach compromising the operators credentials because it would be so drastic to lose the files and backups on the device.

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  14. Add further functionality to the backup policy configuration on storsimple

    Automated Expiry \ Retention on Backup sets and the ability to delete multiple backups from the catalog or... implement the expiry \ retention feature :)

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  15. See Volume (LUN) serial number in StorSimple Management Service

    The Command can currently just be executed by StorSimple Support in a challenge response approach.

    Get-HcsVirtualDisk command.
    You will get VSN.
    Example :
    LUN serial number, maybe means the VSN
    VSN : SS-VOL-060362b7-d835-4c6d-86c9-eddcb051737c

    Please show the VSN on the StorSimple Management Service under the Volumes Detail information.

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  16. Storsimple Virtual array without physical appliance

    Please allow us to purchase and deploy a Storsimple 8020 VA without the requirement to purchase a physical appliance. Why do I need to buy hardware when my entire datacenter is already in Azure? This requirement for your enterprise customers is frustrating and bizarre. NetApp and Nasuni don't require a hardware purchase, so why does Microsoft?

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  17. Detail \ Examples on available RBAC functions for StorSimple restore function and others

    More detail should be available on the portal detailing RBAC functions and examples for delegating functionality of StorSimple function to Operational Staff to use the Azure Interface for Restores i.e. Clone Volume Ability

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  18. More supported Switches

    Microsoft need to give an enhanced list of supported networking kit for the StorSimple devices as opposed to the expensive and limited list of kit that is currently listed.

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  19. StorSimple

    I can't seem to find my STORSIMPLE services from the preview portal. Is this well hidden or not yet available?

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  20. Incorrect value for local storage usage reported in portal

    Storsimple manager in portal (StorSimple 1200) reports wrong value for local usage in portal. It shows equal values for local usage and primary usage. Looking at the hcs_stats and/or performance counters, they report the correct values. See attached screenshot:

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