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Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

proxy support for emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix

Corporate AIX customers often use a proxy in their company to control internet access. However, there is no proxy support in emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix.These commands only work with direct internet access. To make these new commands ...
22 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Ability to easily create a data structure with a null field map to correspond to a record’s DS to be used for SQL retrieval.

When defining a structure in RPGLE to be used on SQL I/O such as fetch or select, today we use DCL-DS @myds qualified… containing either subfields or auto generated subfields using a reference to an external file name, ie. extname(‘TABLE’) resulti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Provide mksysb image in ESS AIX Flash ISO Media

in a similar way that ESS VIOS Flash ISO Media does.
4 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Add feature to be able to add mount options to NFS cross mounts

For some our NFS cross mounted filesystems we need to be able to add additional NFS mount options. This is a requirement triggered by SAP. It also should be added to the SAP Smart Assist tools.
over 1 year ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC

When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

PowerHA SMUI support of ECDSA keys

Current SMUI is using 8+ years old SSH libraries which do support only RSA keys. More modern keys like ECDSA are supported by used libraries for about 4 years. I do not understand why modern UI is relying on ancient libraries and does not allow us...
4 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

The smbc.rte driver must be MUST more robust against IP address changes on a file server!!!!

We have a NAS "cluster" from which we're mounting CIFS shares. We must use SMBv3 to be compliant with our InfoSec department. However, when an IP changes in our cluster, it's registered with DNS, but the smbc filesystems UTTERLY lock up. They don'...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Under review