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Prevent vNIC Port Flapping

We recognized that SR-IOV / vNIC implementation have a different behaviour when the physical link is having problems. This leads to flapping adapters in some cases. Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) have different kind of parameters to configure to p...
4 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

AIX rsyslog compiled with omkafka (Kafka module)

Addition of the Kafka module to AIX rsyslog. Request to compile AIX rsyslog with omkafka module because this is needed in our production and homologation servers in domain XRC (Customer Relationship applications)
12 months ago in AIX 2 Planned for future release

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Future consideration

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
29 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Provide the LPP Option when providing CVE Security bulletins

When reviewing the Security bulletins published from IBM they mention the PTF (Program Temporary Fix) Id that will fix the problem and the LPP (Licensed Program Product) but they do not mention the LPP option. With most LPP's there is only a singl...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Under review