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Improve tracking of what job is the client job for QSQSRVR jobs with ability to review over time

Today, a CPF9898 message is logged to the QSQSRVR job log with the server mode connecting job information. This is useful while the client is actively using the job, but it is insufficient to assess the overall workload on QSQSRVR jobs by the vari...
about 4 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

IP adresses shall not be collected from client HMC

For security considerations, LPAR name and IP's adress shall not be collected from client HMC's. That's informations not needed on CMC and are very critical for client, only id of LPAR and frame name can be used.
1 day ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

nimadm upgrade with cachefs fails to install efix because it can't expand a filesystem. While installp can expand a filesystem. It would improve the upgrade proccess if emgr could do the same.

Because of the issue with emgr it is neccessary after the upgrade to boot a lpar from from altinst_rootvg and then install the missing efix, so applications cannot start.Without the limitation the lpar would be started with all the fixes and it wo...
1 day ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Converge the IBM i operating system with PASE (or AIX) and produce one merged operating system that is primarily Linux-based but can run IBM i code and databae

It is clear that IBM i is being "enhanced" by simply added more and more open source and SQL functions, and no a lot of anything else. I suggest IBM start a project to combine both Linux/AIX/PASE and IBM i as was done with S/36 SSP and S/38 CPF ba...
2 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

SNMP Agent needs to be able to return LPAR level statistics for processors, memory, etc. rather than only at the server level

Using a 3rd party application to track and manage hardware resources of our many LPARs, it serves us no purpose to have the SNMP walk report server level information when the SNMP agent is specific to each LPAR. Ex: One server has 24 processor cor...
2 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Export LPEX Outline View

The content of the LPEX Outline view should be exportable. It would be a great basis for application documentation—even better if the context help for procedures/fields/constants would be included. JSON or XML would be fine maybe also a readable f...
2 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

Freely Choose Tab Color for Members in LPEX

The user should be able to set the color of an LPEX tab. Example: When working on a customer management application, one could color all members (RPG, DDS, CL etc.) that belong to processing the customer list in one color and the ones that belong ...
2 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

add cli/REST path/command to allow a) creation of tag b) removal of tag against resource and c) querying of resources tags (which tags are assigned) - perhaps field in lssyscfg

HMC GUI 10 provides 'tags' to allow functional grouping of systems and instance/lpars however these are not exposed as query able through REST or cli commands to allow management tools to make decisions / use the same tags
3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

update secldapclntd to use AES256 encryption

Currently, secldapclntd uses DES encryption to store bindpwd and ldapsslkeypwd entries in ldap.cfg.Since DES isn't considered secure any more, secldapclntd should be upgraded to use AES256 encryption.
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Provide migration to CCSID(1208) / UTF-8 as QCCSID system value CCSID.

To provide a more globalized environment, it would be fantastic if IBM i migrated to UTF-8 as its the default/primary CCSID. That way programs and data written would work and appear the same everywhere, by default. I'm advocating a similar migrati...
3 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted