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My ideas: Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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IBM should offer inexpensive no-production-use IBM i licenses for discontinued hardware

The title says it all: for a nominal* charge, IBM should offer limited (processor, user count, use case) licenses to run the core IBM i OS and related no-charge licensed products on Power Systems hardware that is no longer sold and/or supported, a...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under consideration

Correct Date format in Temp Keys (Remove separators)

*ALL Temp keys come with the expiration date formatted as: EXPDATE(2022-04-01) I do NOT care that my system uses *MDY s I can easily change my job to *YMD. And, true, I can change the DATSEP to '-' simply enough. Unfortunately ANY separator in the...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Future consideration

ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Change the behaving of the license manager once new hardware or SN is recognized.

Problem description: Change the behaving of the license manager once new hardware or SN is recognized. This requirement is the outcome of my ticket TS003930677.Together with the support engineer, we have agreed to raise an RFE and the IBM developm...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Tool or job to query ESS and update OS keys

Currently OS keys for CBU systems need to be updated annually.Also, OS keys need to be either downloaded from ESS, which is often problematic, or manually installed. It would be helpful to have an OS based tool that could be used to - from the OS ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

STRNETINS setup validation.

NOTE: See Case TS002823522 (Since the PMR ID field above has not yet been enabled for cases!) When using network based image catalog for upgrades there are key components that must be in play for this thing to work. Once the network is correct (e....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

ESS: License keys

Trying to order keys for IBM i 7.4.Go to ESS. Enter machine type and serial number. Tell it 7.4. See list of software including BRMS. Ask to "View Keysheet". Several products not included on the keysheet. Revise to only select BRMS. Ask to view ke...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

Micro partition of a 1 core 9009-22G

Need to micropartition a 1 core 922G so we can create client paritions Use Case: Customer need to have several partitions even on a small system with 1 core, possible on a 914G 4 core system
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration

Include I_BASE_01 USB stick with All POWER9 systems

When a customer needs to recover their system, they need to do a "D" mode IPL. Without having the I_BASE_01 USB stick available might cause recovery delays. Use Case: All machines should continue to ship with a no charge I_BASE_01 DVD or a USB wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration