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IBM Navigator for i - Increase maximum number of Custom Charts

Currently, the new IBM Navigator for i only allows:1. A maximum of 14 Custom Charts.. and ...2. A maximum of 14 systems or metrics within a single chart It would be very beneficial if this number could be increased greatly to allow for the monitor...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

System Monitor Scheduling

When using System Monitors in Navigator for I, it would be nice if we could use the operating systems job scheduler to turn on/off the monitors via a program call or API of some kind. Use Case: We have a situation where a customer of ours has an i...
12 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Add functionality to iNav - the ability to review entries in any Journal Receiver

In the same way you can view entries in the System Audit Journal - add the functionality to view entries in any journal on the server. This is a nice to have feature that would allow using the same modern interface to research data related transa...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Keep unanswered inquiry messages for qsysopr on top with different color in the new navigator for i

In IBM i Access for Windows unanswered inquiry messages were kept on top in a different color. This functionality is missing in the new navigator for i. This is very unpractical for us as we now have to filter on inquiry type and we don't see a di...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

IBM Navigator for i - optional second value returned for metrics

Metrics could be enhanced significantly by allowing the use of a second (optional) value returned from the SQL. Use Case: The new iNav opens a world of possibilities with customisation of charts, metrics, etc. One thing that crossed my mind was th...
10 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

IBM i service for TCPIP server status

Within the new Navigator for i for nearly everything there is the option to get the SQL statement behind what is being displayed. For IBM i Navigator for i => TCP/IP Servers the SQL button is greyed-out. So the SQL statement behind what you a...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

SQL service to list hardware components, locations and adapter card firmware levels

Records of hardware assets and firmware levels is increasingly important. In the same way that the SQL services for PTF/system firmware has greatly simplified the management of PTFs, this enhancement would ensure that adapter cards are not overloo...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Job Monitors

Request to have JOB monitors added into monitoring using access client solutions navigator for i Use Case: job monitors work better to monitor the specific jobs that are running instead of message monitors
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Allow RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF to/from library in IASP

We would like to have the possibility to run RTVSYSINF and store this information in a library which is in an independent ASP.Currently this fails with MCH5601. Use Case: We have many customers using independent ASPs doing backups on their HA site...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Is a defect

Omnifind Text Search management in New iNavigator or Access Client

The Omnifind Text Search Server management is missing in the Acces Client Database menu and the new iNavigator GUI. It would be very helpful for us to have a user friendly GUI to manage the Omnifind indexes.
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration