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Provide a view to list all files/objects which have authority collection turned on (i.e. AUTCOLVAL(*OBJINF))

Due to the nature of authority collection, it's common to leave it turned on for days/weeks. It's easy to lose track of what objects are being collected. Checking across the entire LPAR is generally not feasible (including the IFS). One roundabout...
5 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
5 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Allow "Save As" when creating a console session through ACS System Configuration

When creating a console session through ACS System Configuration, the options are "Save" or "Save as multiple sessions." We would like these sessions to be saved with the other HOD files when 5250 Session Manager is opened, aand a "Save As" functi...
5 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Make the system number static for multiple systems connected to HMCs

We have many LPARs which our many operators need to start console sessions on (monitoring backups, etc.). As such, we use macros to connect to these LPARs. When an HMC is rebooted, the number of the systems often change so the existing macros eith...
5 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

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...
5 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Extending more IBM i Alerts for OS system limits

I am proposing an enhancement to our current IBM i alert system to improve our system monitoring capabilities and enable proactive management of potential issues. Current IBM i alerts are limited to monitoring only 8 predefined events. https://www...
5 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Provide for passing of variables to CL commands.

There is a huge need to be able to pass variables to CL commands in a SQL script in RSS. This is the statements in error: CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER(oprutllib.MacPac_SO); CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER( 659239 ); -- generate a spreadsheeet I am un...
6 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

When creating printer session in ACS have iASP as an option.

Having the iASP in the writer job when session is started via ACS allows reports with overlays in iASP to print using the overlay.
6 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Add Authority Collection detail for S/36 Procedure objects being used

When using the STRAUTCOL command to trace usage of system objects, the execution of a System/36 environment procedure (STRS36PRC) does not log the name of the procedure or the objects accessed in th procedure. Unfortunately, many shops from that e...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Static Route Configuration support on Power 10 (eBMC) Systems

With Power 10 eBMC Systems it is no longer possible to configure "static net routes", like on Power 8 and Power 9 Systems (also with Power 10 E1080 with FSP) to attached satellite location to prim. and sec. HMC environment.That could happend with ...
6 days ago in Power Systems Design 0 Submitted