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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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

IBM should offer inexpensive no-production-use IBM i licenses for discontinued hardware

The title says it all: for a nominal* charge, IBM should offer limited (processor, user count, use case) licenses to run the core IBM i OS and related no-charge licensed products on Power Systems hardware that is no longer sold and/or supported, a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under consideration

STRNETINS setup validation.

NOTE: See Case TS002823522 (Since the PMR ID field above has not yet been enabled for cases!) When using network based image catalog for upgrades there are key components that must be in play for this thing to work. Once the network is correct (e....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

RTVSYSINF / UPDSYSINF

1. Include changes to job descriptions and subsystem descriptions to the RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF commands. It's nice that you include changes to the system reply list but if the job descriptions revert back to the default value of INQMSGRPY(*RQD) ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration

Include I_BASE_01 USB stick with All POWER9 systems

When a customer needs to recover their system, they need to do a "D" mode IPL. Without having the I_BASE_01 USB stick available might cause recovery delays. Use Case: All machines should continue to ship with a no charge I_BASE_01 DVD or a USB wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

CBU keys generation

CBU. keys are not being generated automatically in the upgrade processs Use Case: When ordering an IBM i upgrade on the IBM ESS site, only part of the process is handled automatically. IBM i 5770SS1 keys are being generated automatically, but CBU ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 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
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration