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NFS v4 support for WRKIMGCLGE *DEV

Currently, on V7Rx, it is not possible to mount an NFS remote directory (.iso or.img) on an remote NFS optical drive, if the NFS server is in v4. Only previous versions of this protocol are supported. The main disadvantage of these versions is tha...
28 days ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

IBM i V7R1 request for S914 and S924 Support Also

It was announced that IBM i V7R1 will be supporting the S922 and E980 beginning Nov 20, 2020. Multiple partners and clients in the US and Canada have asked why the S914 and S924 are excluded as they have customers with legacy applications that the...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under consideration

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display. Use Case: It would save always getting out of WRKIMGCLG to execute the next command, then coming back in to assure it was completed - save a lot of back-and-forth time.
12 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Future consideration

add licence keys from ESS

Please add possibility to apply lickeys directly from ESS. Use Case: ADDLICKEY *ESS using IBM ID login would be very convenient to apply lickeys.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

Enable IBM i system recovery using network image

Currently, even with BRMS cloud storage solution, full system recovery fore IBM i is not achievable 100%completely via network. You need to load LIC and OS initially from some type of physical device like tape or DVD drive and then restore rest fr...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

Correct Date format in Temp Keys (Remove separators)

*ALL Temp keys come with the expiration date formatted as: EXPDATE(2022-04-01) I do NOT care that my system uses *MDY s I can easily change my job to *YMD. And, true, I can change the DATSEP to '-' simply enough. Unfortunately ANY separator in the...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Future consideration

Add image catalog entries

Adding entries to an image catalog is always cumbersome however the API QVOIFIMG makes it an easy task but this one isn't available on the WRKIMGCLG screen. Please add this function on the screen so I don't need to remember the name of the API of ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

Change the behaving of the license manager once new hardware or SN is recognized.

Problem description: Change the behaving of the license manager once new hardware or SN is recognized. This requirement is the outcome of my ticket TS003930677.Together with the support engineer, we have agreed to raise an RFE and the IBM developm...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

CBU expiration warning

Automated CBU keys expiration warning process. Use Case: In certain DR enviroments, the CBU system is "cold", not running. To keep track of expire dates of CBU license keys is impossible when an LPAR is not running and is a manual process. In toda...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under consideration

Micro partition of a 1 core 9009-22G

Need to micropartition a 1 core 922G so we can create client paritions Use Case: Customer need to have several partitions even on a small system with 1 core, possible on a 914G 4 core system
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration