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Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
11 days ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS missing CTLGRP *ARC

Hello, QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS view is only showing backup related to control group referenced in WRKCTLGBRM *BKU. On our environment the management of journal receiver is done with CTLGRP type *ARC. We want to use the view QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STAT...
26 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration
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Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
17 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Request for the additional parameter/function for detaching DDM from LVM Mirror

・Requested function: - I want to request a timeout parameter to enable users to adjust IO timeout to detach each hdisk from LVM Mirror configuration. - I want to request a function that enables a detachment of a DDM under LVM Mirror, in case its I...
9 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage

Environment:Power9 server with vios 3.1.3.21 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Y2038 problem in AIX

Please check that AIX don't use two-digit years and would function after 2038. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem One of the examples of the problem - man chuser. expires Identifies the expiration date of the account. The Value parame...
12 days ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Enable all AJS operations using Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5

Even though the Advanced Job Scheduler menu in Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5 is currently incomplete and the older Navigator for i no longer usable. Users have no choice but to configure with 5250. Customers would like to perform all operations usi...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Do not show unused annotations for unnamed subflelds in RPG source

In Rational Developer for I, when editing ILE RPG source, an annotation icon may appear in the left margin of a source line which defines a field to notify the user that field is not used in the source program. These “Not Used” annotations may app...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration