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System Management

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189 VOTE

Add BRMS & AJS to the new Navigator for i

The New Navigator for i is brilliant. Today we are forced to use the heritage Navigator for i if we want to maintain BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler. BRMS and AJS need to be part of the New Navigator for i as soon as possible, removing the nee...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 15 Future consideration

Include AFP Manager in New Navigator for i

The new Navigator for i does not include AFP Manager, which is most frequently used to import overlays and page segments that have been created using AFP Print Driver, now provided by Ricoh. The current AFP Manager also has functionality to import...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 8 Future consideration

IBM ARE (Application Runtime Expert) should flag the directory /QIBM/UserData/ARE/ibmare/logs with ATR(*ALWSAV) VALUE(*NO)

IBM traditionally flags log directories with ATR(*ALWSAV) VALUE(*NO) since save while active of IFS data is a sick joke. This helps to avoid messages like these CPFA09E/CPD384E messages: Object in use. Object is /QIBM/UserData/ARE/ibmare/logs/er...
25 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

IBM Navigator for i: customize help/selections based on the OS version.

http://myibmi:2002/Navigator/mainframe/cfg/system-values System value in question is QSSLPCL. It says the default when using *OPSYS is TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. However the defaults for *OPSYS varies by OS release as shown at:
11 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS. Use Case: We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. Wh...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 9 Future consideration

Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Monitor System Temperature and Fan Speed

I would like IBM to add the ability to check the current temperature inside the server (CEC) as well as reporting the current fan speeds. This could be an IBM i command and or IBM i Service, in either case it would like it to address the following...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Not under consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Support 132 Columns on most WRKxxx Screens

Using WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, WRKJOB WRKACTJOB, DSPJOBLOG and others is frustrating due to 80-column screen output used in those interfaces. Only DSPSPLF had the foresight to incorporate so called wide screen mode. We need 132 column support in Work Man...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

New Navigator for i - Shortcut to ACS 5250 emulation

It would be neat to have a shortcut to ACS 5250 emulation from the i Nav node list (or as an alternative in the menu list to the far left, when you have chosen a system in the node list/bubble view). Then you wouldn't have to start or switch to AC...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration