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Urgent support for Power HA System Mirror for IBM i of the new IBM Spectrum Virtualize function Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function)

With the last announcements of IBM storage, the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software is enhanced with the new functions based on Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function). The PowerHA system mirror for i, today doesn't support this new function and...
15 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Enable PowerHA Replication for PowerTech Products

PowerTech Products are currently only installed on *SYSBASE, They Recommended replication of Certain Objects but i donot have the Option to add it to PowerHA. Here are the Objects that they are recommending to replicate for Authority Broker: Step ...
17 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Add More Resource type to Replication - ADDCADMRE

*DTAARA, *FILE, *OUTQ, *DEVD, *LIB also should be added to Monitoried resoucrses since some third party aplpication requires certain Objects to be replicated across ALL LPARs, inorder to maintain User Profiles, Data etc. Most of these objects only...
17 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
5 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

Automatic failover notification

When ending the primary node in a 5250 session by default an automatic failover as documented here: are ways to change this behavior, the Smart Assist Tool prov...
5 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Future consideration

Add TCP/IP route to administrative domain

Hi, is it possibile to add TCP/IP routes in a administrative domain as a monitored resources.
6 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Add Control/Device Descriptions to the monitored resources.

This would be useful as some of us have Control/Device descriptions that are tied to the application setup within the iasp. This would benefit anyone that has to go through adding /removing multiple devices due to the above process. (We have anywh...
8 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Future consideration

Change the timeout limit for Hyperswap on IBM i driver

I'm opening this request on name of a Bank in Spain. They have PowerHA Express with DS8K hyper swap. During the upgrade of the firmware of DS8K some of the IBM i LPARs switched to the secondary storage box. They think this behavior is not acceptab...
9 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Support Flashcopy for PowerVS

Please add the capability to do flashcopy operations for iASPs to enable off-line backups for PowerVS with Geo-mirror.
12 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Future consideration

Replicate save status and last save information across nodes in PowerHa Cluster.

In a PowerHA cluster, if I perform a save operation (to a tape drive) in a FlashCopy system that information is not spread among other systems in cluster specially production (main) system. This cause some objects that must be saved before delete ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration