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Github actions for ppc64le. Let's make ppc64le a standard!

With the exponential emergence of ARM-based systems we think it is time to make ppc64le a third standard along with x86 and ARM. 1. The context The rise of containerization and cloud-native applications has emphasized the importance of Continuous ...
11 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL OpenShift (5639-OCP) 1 Submitted

DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
3 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

lsdev should show the correct storage type

lsdev shows for an FS9500 storage (and also other newer storages) still "IBM 2076 FC disk", which is very old and missleading. The command should give the correct type, for example 4666 for an FS9500 storage. $ lsdev -Cl hdisk420hdisk420 Available...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Enhance lsmpio showing both storages in an policy-based HA environment (mirroring)

In an AIX VM using a FS9500 environment with policy-based HA it is only possible with lsmpio to see the primary storage node of the mirroring relation in the FS9500. It should be possible to see both storages of that relation. This is especially i...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Add user registry and TAI to RSE APIs

Hello, Concerning the use of Remote System Explorer APIs (RSE API), we currently use basic authentication + a session. This opens up many possibilities (IFS access, SQL queries, CL command calls, etc.) to all users (within the limits of thei...
5 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

Improve HMC VIOS Maintenance option reliability

Sinve HMC V10 VIOS Maintenance option is supported but the serviceability and reliability need improvement: -Restoring operation after vios maintenance is trustless. (shared ethernet SEA state)-vNIC Auto Priority Failover -a.s.o.
about 2 hours ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

BRMS ICC - create command for resending media to cloud location

Hello, With BRMS ICC we got transfer issue and location is showing the cloud one in WRKMEDBRM but in *TRF status. When executing the command STRMNTBRM MOVMED(*YES) it's not resending theses failed volume to the cloud. We need to manually retake th...
3 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

AIX Security reporting tool

Since CIS Tool latest version (v4.x) dropped support for generating AIX security reports based on CIS AIX 7.x benchmark; There is currently NO tool, which would generate decent HTML security reports from AIX systems. And that is a HUGE gap in secu...
2 months ago in PowerSC 2 Needs more information

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration