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Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be mounted over NFS

Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be simply mounted over NFS. i.e. I have an external big storage, it exposes a volume, IBMi mounts it on IFS and then a tape image catalog (usable with a virtual tape) is directly mapped over it. use case: someti...
3 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Future consideration

5733-ICC File upload over 100GB

With 5733-ICC it is currently not possible to use files larger than 100GB, which is not practical. Use Case: Virtual tapes sizes bigger than 100GB.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Future consideration

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Future consideration

IBM i recovery from Linux NFS server or HMC

When we want to recover our IBM i from NFS server on-prem or cloud we need a second IBM i.I think i't possible to create some kind of program or script to create a SAVSYS and the directory structure on source system IFS, save as a tar and allow to...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 Future consideration

Cloud storage solutions for i support for TrueNAS Linux

TrueNAS systems are not supported with Cloud Storage Solutions as an FTP destination. Using ICC with a TrueNAS ressource makes very unstable connections. It stores Qxxxxx.mta files that adds up to Qxxxxx virtual tapes on the distant storage, but c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 2 Future consideration

5733-ICC time estimation for file transfer

Tools like Curl give an estimate of how long a transfer will take. This would also be useful with ICC. Use Case: This would make it easier to estimate the duration of a transfer or to identify possible connection problems in advance.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Future consideration

Add more libraries emulation support to "ISCSI attached VTL" feature

We have tried to attach QUADSTOR VTL and Starwind VTL to IBM i using ISCSI and with the listed PTFs in place with no luck. But we have found the IBM i could login to the Starwind virtual device, but never showed the IBM i device. Can you add the s...
6 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 Future consideration

5733-ICC proxy configuration

An ICC proxy option should be included in the AWSS3 configuration Use Case: If ICC is used in Power VS with a private COS endpoint, a proxy configuration is currently necessary. Creating this manually with a date area is not practical. The connect...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Future consideration

vFC Mappings and Live Partition Mobility

You can do multiple vFC mappings on one physical FC port for IBM i, that is supported. But if you want to do LPM, that is not possible.This is of course very bad, one customer got stuck with it.We are currently rebuilding, and that is only possibl...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Not under consideration

5733-ICC Incomplete uploads to COS

"Incomplete uploads" to COS should also be handled with ICC. Use Case: At the moment, such aborted uploads can only be deleted via APIs, which is not user-friendly.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 3 Future consideration