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Change the performance adjuster algorithm

The performance adjuster algorithm looks only if the pool is paging but doesn't care if it has already free memory. This causes sometimes that a pool start stealing a lot of memory without using it. The algorithm should look at the unallocated mem...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Allow text search when viewing job log for active job.

It would be fantastic if we could search for a text string within a job log of an active job, without having to DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT) and then searching the spool file. A simple text search function key would suffice and position the screen to ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add the ability to Watch a file

Using Watches, you can watch for messages, PAL entries, and LIC Logs. Management Central used to have file monitors that provided a similar sort of feature. This RFE is to request the ability to Watch a file. The minimum features needed to watch a...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Allow "5-Work with" on duplicate entries in WRKJOB

Currently, WRKJOB QZDASOINIT, for example, returns a list of duplicate jobs. If you select one, you need to re-execute the WRKJOB to get the list of duplicate jobs back before selecting another one. Can the list of duplicate jobs be in the format ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add subsystem name to CPF1164 job ending message

Need to identify when a job(s) end from a user defined subsystem.Currently, there are 50 jobs, some duplicate names.Job could end normal or abnormal. These jobs always need to be running. Note: the subsystem name does exist on the the CPF1124 mess...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

HMC PWRDWNSYS

When stopping an IBM i LPAR through the HMC using the operating system a PWRDWNSYS command is initiated which bypasses the Exit Point Program for the POWER DOWN exit point. Use Case: When using the HMC to shutdown an IBM i LPAR you are unaware tha...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add Support for Automatic Prestart Job Tuning

The shipped defaults for the various prestart job entries are generally not appropriate for highly used prestart jobs. In today's environment, prestart jobs are used by almost every IBM i shop. Most shops do not tune their prestart job entries and...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Block QZDASOINIT started as BCI job in QSERVER enhancement

Prevent database prestart jobs to start as BCI jobs is also ending the jobs rerouted to other subsystems when we use the solutions provided by the Doc.: #638059 historical #391825917 Use Case: Client has split his service jobs over different subsy...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Change HOLDS LARGE NUMBER OF LOCKS (CPI1466) when using SAVxxx Commands

Change the message issued when running IBM SAVOBJ/SAVLIB/SAVCHGOBJ from CPI1466 (Job Holds Large number of locks) to a new message that is less scary to Users. MSGID(CPI1466) is fine for all other interfaces, however for SAV/RST is isn't necessary...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Help message enhancement to add detail for QPWDLVL 2/3

Please add for QPWDLVL help text 2/3 with following information: When the IPL to change to Password Level 2/3, the OS will create an lower case version of everyone's password. At the end of the IPL every user that has a password will have an all U...
10 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration