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System Management

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High risk in IFS file system management

The Actions | Delete command within the Navigator for I web-based IFS interface allows the user to purge the entire contents of the folder they are viewing if no objects are selected. I've attached a PMR number under which we recovered from this v...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

provide V7.3 PTF for new OBJC(object connect) over tcpip

new PTF released to allow SAVRST OBJC (object connect) over tcp/ip connectionfor V7.4 (SI73828 add native TCP support to ObjectConnect) Use Case: SNA is runset <sic> and need to be able to provide the save funcallity over a TCP/IP network.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Not under consideration

HTTP server not running in QHTTPSVR can not be managed by HTTP ADMIN

With the announcement of IBM i 7.1 TR 9 and IBM i 7.2 TR 1 it is now possible to let an HTTP server run in it's own subsystem. When looking at the following link "" it appears that this new...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Nav4i Target Systems does not support SSO

In Nav4i there is the option "Target Systems and Groups". If I try to setup a target system it asks for system name, user name and password. We run SSO so user profiles have password(*NONE). This application requires a password. Please enable SSO ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

We would like more detail included in the monitor messages in Navigator i, such as Job Name/owner and so on.

We currently have message monitors setup on our IBMi system to track and report when a job goes into MSGW state. The monitor works, but there is no detail in the report/eventlog, can more detail be added, such as Job Number/Owner and so on. Thank ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Needs more information

Add System Name to replaceable parameters for Message Monitors in Navigator

Please add system name to the replaceable parameters for the Message monitors. Use Case: This is useful when you are setting up monitors in multiple systems and are sending a message to yourself. You need to know which system send the message. The...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

ACS Printing Support

At the moment the Basis Operation, like work with printer is included at navigator for i. My proposition is, that this have to find place one step back like work with outq.I need to allow a customer for navigator for i although he has to work only...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Not under consideration

Replacement option for Management Central Product Definitions

Under OS/400 version 7.1 and earlier , Management Central provided product definition functions with a GUI to support creating and managing ISV/In-house developed applications. This support also included creation and management of PTF against the ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Manage Job Scheduled Entries via GUI

It is not possible to manage standard Job Scheduled Entries via a GUI Use Case: Enabled management in (iNav) the Navigator for i browser client
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Enable running "normal" CL commands in Run SQL Scripts, like VRYCFG.

With every new release of IBM i, every new Technology Refresh, the number of Db2 for i Services is growing and enhanced. As a result of this the work of system administrators is moving from using 5250 emulation to running SQL statements in RSS. A...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration