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Provide ability to control SSL counters (in SST) from OS command line using an API

We are running v7r4 and find the SSL counters that are available within SST very useful. A challenge we face is that due to our a weekly system interruption for full system save and IPL, these counters are disabled and get reset. It would desirabl...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Add availability info (version/release/TR) to Info Center

Please add availability info to RPGLE BIFs, SQL functions/procedures, catalog views and IBM i services (like table functions, etc.). Some information like: Available since 7.3 TR 2 and 7.4 This would make it easy to check backward compatibility.
3 months ago in IBM i / Documentation 3 Submitted

implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs.

Implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs. When a node failure occurs on the service machine and the shared disk created by AIX LVM mirror is taken over to the standby machine, syncvg is forced using t...
6 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Show HMC Firewall "Available applictions" in HMC CLI

I would like to see possibility to list all possible Applications that can be configured on HMC firewall, on HMC CLI in a similar way as they are shown in HMC GUI (see atttached screenshot) Currently lshmc --firewall gives list only for the rules ...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add os license expiration as an optional column on list of partitions on the HMC

Add OS_license_expiration as an optional column available on the HMC list of partitions. See this link https://imgur.com/gEpL1ZO
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
7 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

IBM PowerSC should provide an option to mark a failed compliance rule as exception in the GUI

The IBM PowerSC Compliance Automation feature allows users to run compliance check. Once the check is complete, the GUI shows the result and displays the failed rules. If at least 1 rule has failed then the compliance status of the LPAR is shown a...
about 1 month ago in PowerSC 1 Submitted

IBM PowerSC should provide option to do selective apply and undo rules from a compliance profile

The IBM PowerSC compliance automation feature is used to apply hardening rules. Currently the way it works is - we create a security profile and apply the complete profile on the LPAR. There is no way to selectively apply only few rules from the p...
about 1 month ago in PowerSC 1 Submitted

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Change of WLM start/restart behave in passive mode

When restart or start Workload Manager WLM the AIX is set internal locks to be shure that no new porcess,fork etc can happen until AIX has checked all running processes again WLM rules. On a multi terrabyte memory machine this can lead to 5-7 minu...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted