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System Management

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Provide capability to run ssh service when in restricted state

ssh is required to support automation of the system via Ansible. If the system is ended to a restricted state to perform certain operations (e.g. system save) automation cannot be used to control or manage the operation. Similarly, if the system i...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Submitted

Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i

We want to add a new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for the Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i, just like the column Number of configured Users! The reason is that we want to have a first quick display of configured IPs pe...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Run command in Navigator for i

In the "old" System i Navigator it was possible to run a command on one/many systems or groups. It has become clear that the New Navigator for i is the way to go to manage the IBM i infrastructure. Therefore this request to be able to run a comman...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize

I submitted this earlier (ID 133748) as a request for ACS, but it was declined and suggested that I resubmit it for Navigator for i. I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Allow "Save As" when creating a console session through ACS System Configuration

When creating a console session through ACS System Configuration, the options are "Save" or "Save as multiple sessions." We would like these sessions to be saved with the other HOD files when 5250 Session Manager is opened, aand a "Save As" functi...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Not under consideration

Make the system number static for multiple systems connected to HMCs

We have many LPARs which our many operators need to start console sessions on (monitoring backups, etc.). As such, we use macros to connect to these LPARs. When an HMC is rebooted, the number of the systems often change so the existing macros eith...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS. Use Case: We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. Wh...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 9 Future consideration

Enable Application Runtime Expert to write status messages to a message queue

To help the uptake of Application Runtime Expert, I feel it would be very useful for it to be able to write verification checks (success/failures) to a user-definable message queue. This will help teams integrate ARE into their monitoring tool(s) ...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration