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My ideas: IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

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Would like greater visibility for vNode Pool stress and IFS seize/contention

Worked with IBM to troubleshoot an IFS performance issue that grew slowly but then caused production issues for a couple of weeks. The problem was ultimately found to be use of an old API SYSTOOLS.httpGetClob() that spawns a Java JVM for every cal...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Command or tool to find objects inside the IFS

It would be very helpful and useful to have a command or tool to search for objects in the IFS directory structure, by name, by date, by extension, and other criteria.Something like WRKOBJ OBJ(*ALL/P*) for example.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Creating a document from an iSeries optical file

I wanted to create a hard copy document from an optical file located in the IFS. I can locate the file that I need, but need to recover the file into a document that can be printed. Would need a function on the iSeries that I can use to generate t...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration