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System Management

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IBM Navigator for i (Application Administration)

In application administration to remove access to several or applications you have to modify each and add the profile to the exclude list. And that is after the profile list is generated which takes a while on a system with a lot of profiles. Need...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Delivered

Allow WRKACTJOB to Select Job Status MSGW

I need to see any active jobs currently in a Job Status of MSGW (Message Waiting). Here is a hypothetical example of what I imagine: WRKACTJOB JOBSTS(*MSGW) Use Case: Please see above question/answer.
over 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 7 Delivered

Auto-refresh Navigator for i

"IBM Navigator for i" (Nav for i) is positioned as the replacement for the older "System i Navigator" (iNav) tool. iNav has an auto-refresh setting while Nav for i does not. To truly be a replacement, Nav for i needs to incorporate that functional...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

ARE Delayed option

ARE addition of PTF installation *DLYALL option Use Case: ARE is a brilliant product for distributing PTFs and to keep LPARs in sync. The current design is that ARE wil try to install the PTFs when doing the sync and for PTFs which can not be appl...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

Display PTF group name in Summary Details of Application Runtime Expert for i PTF report

Application Runtime Expert for i (5733ARE) Add the PTF Group name in the summary details of a report. Use Case: As of current ARE level, the Summary Details displays "Group PTF SFXXXXX - Level does not meet minimum level...." Would rather know the...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Commaon Dashboard for LPAR's using Navigator for I

Requesting for an enhancement in IBM I Access Client Solutions. IBM I Access is blessed with an option Navigator for I where we can do many useful functions using the browser and one of the options is " Dashboard" view where we can monitor the sys...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

New Nav - Work Management tables/panels need to retrieve ALL ASP objects NOT just SYSBAS

In New Nav, JOBQs, OUTQs, SBSD, JOBDs, MSGQs, need to search all ASPs, not just SYSBAS. Examples: Work Management SBSD, retrieving jobq entries that reside in an iASP library do not show up. On the green screen, it shows 58 jobq entries. In the Ne...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

Add NetServer Disabled column to the default view of Disabled Users for IBM i NetServer in Navigator for i

The current default view for Disabled Users for IBM i NetServer in Navigator for i shows the status of the IBM i User Profile, this is often Enabled even thought the user is Disabled for NetServer Access. This is confusing for users that are new t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Enhancements To Navigator For i

In Navigator for i can the following enhancements be made; 1.) A clocking indicator when a task is running so that you know the Navigator is working on the task. 2.) I field can be added to User Maintenance that shows whether the user is enabled o...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered