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Ctrl / behavior enhancement request

I would like to request an enhancement to RDi for the Ctrl / and Ctrl \ key functions so that they either perform the "new" way which is consistent with Eclispe, or, the keystrokes perform as they did prior to the installation of Version:
3 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Submitted
175 VOTE

Add BRMS & AJS to the new Navigator for i

The New Navigator for i is brilliant. Today we are forced to use the heritage Navigator for i if we want to maintain BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler. BRMS and AJS need to be part of the New Navigator for i as soon as possible, removing the nee...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 14 Future consideration

Add separate IPv6 statistics for the SEA device, so that statistical monitoring commands can report

During the investigation of an IPv6 related Case on guest LPARs of VIOS, Support noted that investigation of the issue would have been simplified if the SEA device on the VIOS reported IPv6 statistics in addition to IPv4 statistics. Implementing t...
4 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

improve performances of DB2 sequences

I like the principle of DB2 sequences, but there is a big problem with the implementation of it on IBM i. Indeed, the command CREATE SEQUENCE does not generate a real DB2 object, It generates an IBM i object of DATA AREA type. However, DATA AREAs ...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Support 64bit OpenSSL libraries on i7.4

With the release of i7.5 the OS delivered OpenSSL PASE libraries are compatible with 64 bit applications, but for releases prior to i7.5 they are only compatible with 32bit linkage.As most applications are being built as 64bit architecture binarie...
3 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Increase the Maximum number of entries for a user profile in V7R4

It would be great if the maximum number of entries for a user profile also would be extended i V7R4 from 50.000.000 to 200.000.000 as it is in V7R5.
5 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
10 days ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 0 Submitted
112 VOTE

HMC Performance Dashboard shows different calculated graphs depending if the LPAR is in Shared-Pool and Dedicated Mode

At the moment the HMC Performance Dashboard is using a different calculation method - depending on the LPAR using Shared-Pool or Dedicated-Donating Mode - to display the CPU utilization graph without any hint of these differences. Both graphs are ...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

1 Core - 25 user S1022s P05 software tier

As a follow on to the one core S812 & S912 for a small footprint for small users.
4 days ago in IBM i / Hardware 0 Submitted