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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...
15 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 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...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Full support of Field Reference File (FRF) in SQL

When creating tables via SQL it is not possible to use the concept of a FRF to define fields in a consistent way and especially query the catalogs later on to find the origin of a field. A workaround is a CREATE TABLE AS however this doesn't suppo...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under 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...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted
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*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Creation of a new function for certificate management in DCM

Currently, to manage certificates, the user needs *ALLOBJ and *SECADM permissions. I would like to have a function that allows users to manage certificates without needing these permissions.
23 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted