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XIV Soft limit can be adjusted by customer

It appears IBM has removed the requirement for XIV systems running 11.6 that need to over provision beyond what the box is provide. Before 11.6 a XIV customer had to ask a Technical Advisor (TA) to submit a RPQ and then they would dial into the system to change the total amount of storage that could be provisioned. This was normally done because of thin provisioning but now even more so becuase of compression on XIV. 

Here is the information I see in the release notes:

XIV 11.6 Command Reference: system_soft_capacity_set soft_size=SizeGB

This command is used to set the size of the system soft capacity. The soft capacity size of the system can be set to up to 3 times the size of the hard capacity of the system, and as low as the maximum size between the currently allocated soft capacity and the system’s hard capacity (whichever is greater). The current hard, soft, and/or allocated soft capacity can be retrieved using the system_capacity_list command.

I still would advise any customers wishing to change the soft capacity to speak with either a TA or a support person. 

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