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System Management

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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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 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.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Not under consideration

Add links to PTF Cover Letter

Make the PTFid a link to the PTF Cover Letter. Using Administration Runtime Expert to manage patches with a Central System, sending to multiple endpoints. When the report finishes and you drill down into which PTFs are missing it lists the Product...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

IBM i - IBM Systems Director Navigator Web server/ IBM i IBM HTTP Management Server bind to specific IP interfaces

Allow the IBM i IBM Systems Director Navigator Web server/ IBM i IBM HTTP Management Server to bind only to specific IP interfaces on a partition. Use Case: Customer is requesting that if possible we limit the : IBM Systems Director Navigator Web ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Not under consideration

Improve ARE PTF Fix Actions

Improve Administration Runtime Expert for i (ARE) to fix missing PTF errors without requiring a save file be present on any system. Create a process to extract a PTF(s) or Group of PTFs to be sent to an endpoint system that does not require the PT...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Future consideration

Utilize Windows 'msg' command to send detailed messages to user

Utilize Windows MSG function to pass through useful messages to users such as "Password will expire in XX days" , Disabled, User does not exist,. Anything is more useful than the "access if denied" message users get when mapping a NetServer drive ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Not under consideration

Direct to System License Program Download

The ability to download License Programs directly to the iSeries without having to log into a PC to do so. Eg. 5770-JV1 Option 14 & 15. Use Case: I have multiple end users that have upgrade from V6R1 to V7R2 and no longer have the Virtual Imag...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Not under consideration

Stronger encryption in IBM Navigator for I Series

Base-64 encoding is not a sufficient method to ensure password confidentiality. The application continues to store password data in a dangerous manner and allows its reading through the HTTP GET request.The desired solution would be, for example, ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Not under consideration

How to restrict IBM navigator for i access

PGMR-Class users can manage options while being restricted which makes management unsafe from the IBM navigator for i Use Case: PGMR-Class users can manage options while being restricted which makes management unsafe from the IBM navigator for i
over 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Not under consideration

Migrate Web Administration TLS Wizards to Navigator for i

According to document 7130983, Web Administration for i GUI is migrating to Navigator for i. One important function of the current GUI is not mentioned though- the Wizards to enable and disable TLS for both the HTTPS ADMIN server and the IAS ADMIN...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration