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Add the ability to edit existing Intrusion Detection Policy Propertys

It doesn't appear like the ability is present to alter an existing Intrusion Detection Policy once it is created. In our case, we were looking to add to the list under "Specify a list of remote ip addresses to exclude for this policy" (which is fo...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Delivered

Prevent unknown RPGLE language features from breaking validation/outline view

Working for a financial company, users are extremely limited in their ability to download and install updated versions of developer tools. It can be years between updates to Rational Developer, as getting a new version requires a lengthy verificat...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Delivered

AIX LKU - general performance improvement during attach/detach, currently too slow.

Improving AIX Live Kernel Update, with PowerVC, general performance would benefit many clients, but is particularly needed here due to the scale of the environment and the challenges of keeping up with code rollout schedules. Currently LKU is taki...
4 months ago in AIX 1 Delivered

update WRKSMTPEMM to display full SMTP log with option 8

in case sending SMTP mails fails, hunting down the problem can be a mess if SMTP log is not available
4 months ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Delivered

The QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT view should return "FAILED" instead of null value for disk paths that are in a FAILED state

When viewing disk path statuses from SST, a failed path will show a status of FAILED. When queried through QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT these paths currently have a null "Resource Status". It would make more sense for the view to return information that is c...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

allow V7.4 BRMS to support ZLIB compression for SAVF saves on Power 10

the IBM i V7.4 and V7.5 versions of the SAVxxx command support DTACPR(*ZLIB), so there is no "good" reason that BRMS cannot support the same parameters. CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM(('PARMOVR') ('*ADD') ('SAVFDTACPR') ('*ZLIB')) '*ZLIB ' not valid f...
5 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

add SQL query with print instead of display option or generate spool file then PDF ACS

In DB2 for z/OS there are utilities to generate a print/hard copy report instead of displaying the SQL query on screen, I find in DB2 for i OUTPUT(*PRINT) is not available or valid, and don't know of DB2 for i utility to do so. Printing high volum...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Additional Information from QSYS2.PTF_INFO

For those PTFs that have special instructions it would be useful to include this information via a NULL capable column of type CLOB, for example call PTF_SPECIAL_INSTRUCTIONS, so that it can be queried via the QSYS2.PTF_INFO view. Currently there ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Calculating partition minimum memory in System Planning Tool

When planning the memory usage in a new LPAR'd Power System using the System Planning Tool the minimum memory allowed does not work when you actually build the partitions. The tool allows lower minimum memory than the actual install will allow. It...
7 months ago in Power Systems Design 2 Delivered

Add view or udtf JOB_QUEUE_ENTRIES

Because the view JOB_QUEUE_INFO already exist, so similar to the output_queue_xxx views the job_queue_entries view is missing select * from qsys2.job_queue_entrieswhere job_queue_name = 'QBATCH'
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered