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IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
3 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
about 19 hours ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted

Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
1 day ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

When editing DDS, show Screen/Record format you are on, much like RDi shows (Main Procedure), subroutine or procedure as you click through the code.

As a Developer, when you search for text or page through your code, RDi shows you the name of the procedure, subroutine at the bottom left of the code window. In DDS for a Display file, you can not tell which record format you are in. For larger D...
1 day ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

CMC don't provide any possibility to see number of sockets used vs purchased in subscription.

Would be great to see in CMC number of sockets used and number of sockets purchased by subscription. Such data should be accessible also via REST API
3 days ago in Cloud Management Console 1 Submitted

[Bug Fix] RSS stops responding to File operations such as Ctrl+O (Open PC File), Ctrl+S, Save As etc.

The file is placed on cloud and here's how the file path looks C:\Users\JxxxDxxx\OneDrive - User000001\Documents\IBM\iAccessClient\Emulator As checked, the ' ' and ' - ' in the path are not the problem as the file opens well using drag-n-drop.
about 1 hour ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Access Client Solution - /PLUGIN/cldownload option to use Field column description text instead of column heading text

with column heading you get a lot of spaces between the words which you wouldn't get from field text description The results of using column heading looks like this:- Cust address reserve 5 instead of Cust address reserve 5
about 22 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Shutdown BIF, similar as SHTDN in RPG

Add a BIF for Shutdown as in RPG. Benefitter would be CL-coder, not having to call a RPG procedure to do the check if job/subsystem/system are going down.
1 day ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Submitted

Changing the SRIOV port label on an existing Network Template

Currently editing the SRIOV port label on existing network template is not possible, this is important for customers who are using SEA based hosts and are adding SRIOV based hosts to PowerVC. Even for the same network, customer's have to create ne...
1 day ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Enable volume sharing and set storage template on multiple volumes in GUI

When multiple storage volumes are being created or onboarded through PowerVC GUI, the volume sharing and set storage template options can only be done on one volume at a time. This is very time consuming and laborious job from the GUI when the num...
1 day ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted