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Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
about 14 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 0 Submitted

Capture MAC address in QAUDJRN with QAUDLVL *NETSCK

The *NETSCK audit level already provide information about socket connections made to the IBM i server, which includes from-and-to-IP-addresses. However, it does not capture the MAC address from where the socket request comes from. The reason why t...
about 19 hours ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted

Toolkit job need to reattempt HMC connection

This issue is related Tookit iHA 1.2. In our environment there are 2 flash backups daily as Pre flash backup (EXT) and Post flash backup (SHW). Referring to IBM case TS010715954 IHA Toolkit 4.4 GOLD_ PT backup issue Couple of days back we had issu...
2 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Qualified data structures in CLLE

When defining a data structure in CLLE with DCL STG(*DEFINED), allow subfields to be defined as qualified in a similar way to RPG. e.g. DCL &STRUCT *CHAR(100) DCL VAR(&SUBFIELD) TYPE(*CHAR) STG(*DEFINED) + LEN(2) DEFVAR(&STRUCT 1) QUAL...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 0 Submitted

Command / SQL service to retrieve specific IPL attributes

Increased use of flash copy requires changes to IPL attributes before the copy has been made, to control the behaviour of the cloned partition. These changes need to be reverted on the parent partition to avoid unwanted behaviour at IPL. Althoug...
3 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

In addition to adopting authority to access data BRMS should swap user profiles too.

IBM i 7.5 killed some BRMS functions we were using by changing the *PUBLIC authority to data from *USE to *EXCLUDE. You may think this is a security enhancement but it isn't. Now instead of users only being able to see data we have to add QBRMS as...
8 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration
180 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 15 Future consideration

Update SSH Host Key Ciphers and algorithms Sha-256/512

We are running Data Power Gateway appliances, these the supply the security we use for connectivity to all our trading partners, one trading partner that we connect with uses AWS and AWS have recently updated their security policy that now require...
3 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted
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 ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration