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Need to limit number of concurrent migration while entering host to maintenance mode

Currently when a host selecting for maintenance mode, it got 3 options - Active, all or none. We need to limit the concurrent migration number so that we don't exhaust the available resources. Preferably an option in the maintenance mode screen as...
about 9 hours ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerSC Patch Management replication feature should work with non-root users

The PowerSC Patch Management feature allows Primary-Secondary TNCPM topology- the primary server downloads TLs, SPs, ifixes etc and replicates them to the the secondary TNCPM server. For this, we need to configure password-less root SSH between pr...
about 19 hours ago in PowerSC 0 Submitted

PowerSC Patch Management feature should also manage HIPER ifixes

The PowerSC Patch Management is an excellent feature to manage security ifixes. There are few customers who want PowerSC to also manage HIPER ifixes. Currently PowerSC only download security ifixes. It would be nice if PowerSC can also download an...
about 20 hours ago in PowerSC 0 Submitted

HMC should contain a complet Patch Management (AIX, PowerVM, Firmware, Microcode) including a Monitoring comparable to LPAR2RRD

In a Server enterprise environment, we expect a HMC that is able to manage all kind of patches for its clients and monitor the Manage Systems comparable to LPAR2RRD
1 day ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

ACS - RSS, please add the option to include more default comments when retrieving DDL.

Please provide a feature that would allow generated DDL to have one or more templates that can be included when DDL is generated. Currently, the following comments are included. They do not provide enough useful information. -- Generate SQL -- Ver...
4 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS - Provide for parameter definition to be user definable in Generate SQL --> DDL.

I use the schema definitions on a daily basis. As part of modernization of the native database definitions to SQL, I need to retrieve the DDL code from existing objects such as physical files, Logical files, tables, views etc. The process in ACS r...
4 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS - add LOCATE function to scan existing *.SQL files for text entry

Within ACS, you have Content Assist and Examples. Please consider adding a way to search your folder(s) of saved *.SQL files for a specific text value, such as MERGE, LIBRARYNAME, or FILENAME. This would enable developers to quickly open a saved s...
5 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Add other various MERGE examples to ACS "Insert from examples" DML

In DML category of IBM i ACS, there is an example of a MERGE SQL statement but it is of the most simple kind. Please add more complex examples where you demonstrate several examples, of insert, update and delete. Also, if other ideas under future ...
5 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
5 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
6 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted