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Provide option to bind SNMP agent to the Boot IP of the system/node.

If the SNMP service uses a dynamically assigned virtual IP, the reported data could be related to multiple systems/nodes instead of a single unique system/node because the virtual IP may be associated with multiple systems/nodes.
2 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Feature: disable "case-insensitivity" HMC-username for ldap user

Unfortunately, with the HMC it depends on the upper and lower case of the user name by login (via GUI and SSH). Often the maintenance of the username in the LDAP is not completely uniform. e.g. old user: -user132-Admin1. new user : -user132-admin1
2 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
2 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

HMC GUI Darkmode

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3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

(AIX NIM Server on Linux(ppc64le)

Setting up an "AIX NIM Server" on a Linux(ppc64le) is a powerful way to efficiently manage AIX and VIOS installations. The Network Installation Manager (NIM) is a tool from IBM that automates the installation, management and maintenance of AIX and...
3 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL 8 (5639-RH8) 0 Submitted

Full support of Field Reference File (FRF) in SQL

When creating tables via SQL it is not possible to use the concept of a FRF to define fields in a consistent way and especially query the catalogs later on to find the origin of a field. A workaround is a CREATE TABLE AS however this doesn't suppo...
3 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Better behavior and error handling between Infoprint and SMTP

We've gone to great lengths to troubleshoot an email delivery issue in IBM Case TS015919455. When encountering a transient email delivery issue while using a 3rd party email relay server on the public internet (i.e. Microsoft 365), the IBM SMTP se...
4 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Remove ability to set 0777 permissions

I cannot think of a situation where this is needed, and I frequently come across this being set out of ignorance and laziness.
4 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder

IFS_ACCESS - SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder It returns: 0=If the file or folder Exists and you have access -1=No access or file does not exists use case: -- returns 0 for the home folder - it exists values IFS_ACCESS ...
4 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Named parameters for SQL insert statement.

Db2 for i has in few occasions been a forerunner for features of SQL. So perhaps this idea could also be one of these features. We have used named parameters for UDTF and stored procedures for quite some time. SELECT * FROM TABLE (QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT...
4 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted