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GitHub actions for ppc64le. Let's make ppc64le a standard!

With the exponential emergence of ARM-based systems we think it is time to make ppc64le a third standard along with x86 and ARM. 1. The context The rise of containerization and cloud-native applications has emphasized the importance of Continuous ...
about 1 month ago in Linux for Power / RHEL OpenShift (5639-OCP) 8 Under review

AIX community edition for QEMU/KVM

AIX will remain the leading UNIX operating system for mission-critical environments for many years to come. It has performance, security and ease of administration features that make it a very interesting option for new deployments complementing t...
4 months ago in AIX 1 Under review

Add a new option on CRTDUPOBJ to replace the object

Create a new option REPLACE(*YES|*NO) on the CRTDUPOBJ command that will replace the TO object if it exists. This will allow you to use Wildcards and just replace the object. The use case for this is so, we need to copy objects from one library to...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Under review

Include an "assigned" flag to DCM API to indicate if cert is assigned to an DCM application or not

There is an API that already exists that allows certificates stored in a DCM store be read and would include expiry date, which is useful. I am not sure what the API is called, but I know that TAATOOL provides a command (CVTCERT) that uses the IBM...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Security 5 Under review

please update ICU libraries

Please update ICU libraries on the machine. They are simply too old. Looking into QICU library there are ten years ago versions. By the way, the ICU project is maintained by IBM itself. ICU is published and enlisted in the public API of the system...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

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 ...
8 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 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

Creation of a new function for certificate management in DCM

Currently, to manage certificates, the user needs *ALLOBJ and *SECADM permissions. I would like to have a function that allows users to manage certificates without needing these permissions.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Under review

viosecure Firewall - add support for adding a whole subnet

Currently viosecure firewall supports only adding single IP addresses ( -address parameter) to the firewall rules. However, it would be good to have a possibility / option to add whole subnet sometimes, without the need to explicitly set each IP a...
2 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 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