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Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

CLI command power on / off Multiple specified Managed Systems at same time

Currently the latest Firmware ONLY allows to power on / off a single Managed System or ALL Managed Systems currently managed by this HMC. Requesting to have ability, in CLI, to Power On / Off multiple specified Managed Systems at the same time, li...
29 days ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release
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Concurrent Maintenance for Ethernet adapter component SFP - FRU for SFP request

Please provide concurrent maintenance using own FRU = Field Replaceable Unit number for adapter component SFP for ethernet adapter EN0J, EL38, EN0H, EL56, CCIN for all is 2B93, vendor Emulex / Broadcom. Currently a FRU number is available for whol...
almost 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 7 Not under consideration

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os or TC1

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However you only get these tools if you have option 31 of SS1 loaded. Option 31 will no longer be supported as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/announcements/end-marketing-en...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Functionality already exists

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage;dcl-pi *n varchar(500);end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); d...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
5 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Provide RSCT Domain filtering options for managed systems co-managed by HMC and PowerVM NovaLink

In PowerVC environments that utilize IBM Cloud Management Console (CMC) for Power Enterprise Pools (PEP), it's common for managed systems to be co-managed by HMC and PowerVM NovaLink. PowerVM NovaLink is in controller mode to facilitate operations...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Set KBDTYPE for Console with CCSID1148

We had a long case TS014934868 because after IPL our Console had the wrong KBDTYPE set. We have CCSID 1148 on the System and SGI Keyboards. After the IPL the Console Keyboard was set to "USB". This case went through many instances and at the end t...
10 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

I would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT.

HelloI would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT. As far as I know, this is not possible. The problem is that I usually enter the DROP COLUMN command as an SQL script in the ACS.And I often don...
11 days ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

QSHELL support CCSID 1377

Confirm with Lab team, based on link below, CCSID 1377 is not supported: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=qshell-national-language-support-nls-considerations I test CCSID 935 1388 937, all works, just like above link describe. However, 1377...
11 days ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 0 Submitted