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licensing without depending on system serial number

Need a new API to make licensing without depending on system serial number. Use Case: Rocket iCluster is a HA/DR tool on IBM Power system for 20+ years.We use GENLICKEY command to generate license keys for our customers. This command requires the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Delivered

NPIV Tape support for IBMi Hosting

Currently the only way to share a tape library is to virtualize the tape MLB under VIOS to the client partitions. I would like IBM i to be able to virtualize a Fibre attached Tape library. Use Case: Many times I have simple hosting environments, b...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Delivered

QMGTOOLS - FTP Command to use *IBMSDDUU FTP server:

QMGTOOLS- By default using FTP server as *IBMSDDUU: FTP.EUREP.IBM.COM which allows only port 21 and it is blocked in on our client servers, So we modified the QMGTOOLS/FTP2IBMCMD, FTP to IBM command to use TESTCASE.BOULDER.IBM.COM which allows HTT...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Delivered

VPM autostart of hosted partition from the NWSD

Enable autostart capability for i-hosting-i partitions from the Network Server Description when using Virtual Partition Manager (VPM). With an HMC managed system, a hosted partition can be started/IPL'ed by varying on the host NWSD with power cont...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 Delivered