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allow SST function to reset Hardware Service Manager (HSM) use count if it is abandoned by someone else

allow SST function to reset Hardware Service Manager (HSM) use count ifit is abandoned by someone else. Currently the only method to reset is a reIPL of LPAR whichis recommended by IBM Rochester Support. This method to only be used under IBM Suppo...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Not under 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 ...
over 3 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Future consideration

Ability to start and stop monitors in Navigator

I would like to have the ability so specify a start and stop date/time for monitors in i Access Client Solutions. Currently the only options are start and stop. Use Case: Customers running monitors may only be concerned about daytime process, not ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Multi-select in IBM Navigator for I - Specially job logs for active jobs

Allow multi-select in the IBM Navigator for i web client. Use Case: I need to identify which service job (QZDASOINIT running for particular user) is running a particular process. In the deprecated System i Navigator client, I multi-select all the ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 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 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Not under consideration

Ability to change the ownership of a message monitor set up through Navigator for i to my Group Profile or other USRPRF

Using IBM Navigator for i to set up message monitor on QSYSOPR message, when triggering a SNDDST command the command is issued as if the owner of the message monitor were sending it. I would like it to come from my group profile or another generic...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Requesting that all include criteria be saved as part of the Favorite item definition in Navigator for i

In Navigator for i, we specify include criteria (i.e. - filtering to include only two subsystems on the Active Jobs screen), and then save the resulting screen as a Favorite. After closing the screen and then going back in via the saved Favorite, ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Future 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...
over 4 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, ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Not under consideration