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LKU suppress broadcast messages from live update

When running lvupdate we see these messages on logged in tty's: Live AIX update in progress. and: Live AIX update completed. We follow itil rules for changes for aix updates. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all users who are logged in...
5 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

PowerVC should use a supported version of python3

The most recent version of PowerVC (2.0.3 released May 2022) installs with Python 3.6.8 and is coded so that it will only work only with Python 3.6.8. Python 3.6.8 went out of support 12/23/2021. Thus, PowerVC is using an insecure release of pytho...
5 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerSC MFA solution to create an allow/block list for users.

It would be useful to have a feature added to PowerSC MFA inorder to create a list of users to which the MFA should not be applicable. This is a requirement in our environment as we have multiple automation/service users which perform some kind of...
10 days ago in PowerSC 1 Planned for future release
171 VOTE

Add BRMS & AJS to the new Navigator for i

The New Navigator for i is brilliant. Today we are forced to use the heritage Navigator for i if we want to maintain BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler. BRMS and AJS need to be part of the New Navigator for i as soon as possible, removing the nee...
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 11 Future consideration

Add Progress information to Update Memory of Logical Partition splash screen

When adding or removing Memory from a running LPAR, the time taken to complete the task and vary between a few seconds and many minutes. It would help if there was a progress indicator shown on the HMC Update Memory of Logical Partition splash scr...
9 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 Future consideration
112 VOTE

HMC Performance Dashboard shows different calculated graphs depending if the LPAR is in Shared-Pool and Dedicated Mode

At the moment the HMC Performance Dashboard is using a different calculation method - depending on the LPAR using Shared-Pool or Dedicated-Donating Mode - to display the CPU utilization graph without any hint of these differences. Both graphs are ...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Merlin Try and Buy

It would be great if IBM could provide "Try and Buy" or "FREE (limited)" version of Merlin.I need to evaluate the software before buy it.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Merlin 4 Future consideration

Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
4 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted