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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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RUNJVA RESTART(*YES) or ENDJVA to restart the Java Virtual Machine

One of the reasons that I till now only have seen java used in batch jobs is, that you have absolutely no control over the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) once it is started. Environment variables are for example only initialized once. This means you c...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Not under consideration


With the new upcoming version 11 of Java and beyond, the "classic" script engines of JavaScript and Python will be discontinued. Nashor and Jython will disappear in favor of running Java, Python, JavaScript, and more on the common VM - the GraalVM...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Not under consideration

IBM i java CMS Provider in

I wonder why despite of all that security.providers in java security file for ibm jdk8 and jdk11 the following is reading the default *system keystore or some websphere keyst...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 1 Not under consideration

Add EKM component back into newer versions of Java, for hardware based encryption

In Java 5, delivered as part of IBM i, there was an EKM component used for hardware based encryption of backup tapes, included at no additional charge. We use this for ALL of our IBM i backups for the last 10 years, as it was a 'set it and forget ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Not under consideration

increase the PARM() lenght for the RUNJVA/JAVA command

the parameter PARM() for the RUNJVA/JAVA command is set to a artificial low value of 256.Some java programs need parameters larger than this. Use Case: running a java program with a parameter length greater that 256
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 7 Not under consideration