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CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

vdisk_protection_enabled in IBM i PowerHA environments

This is the corresponding RFE to RFE number 141546 but for IBM i side.Spectrum Virtualize (be it flashsystems or SVC) introduced feature to restrict LUNS from being unmapped or deleted from storage when there was I/O in last XX minutes.This featur...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 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 ...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add auditing to successful authentications

IBM i records failed authentications, which appear in the audit journal entries, but is missing a unified entry type for successful authentications. From an auditing perspective, this makes it hard to comprehensively track and report on successful...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 3 Future consideration

Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

Allow RDi to use saved ACS configuration.

RDi includes Access Client Solutions (ACS), but it doesn't allow you to use a saved configuration (e.g. 5250 .HOD file). This limits the usefulness of this tool
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Improved method to securely verify AIX filesets and install images

Currently, the only way to securely verify AIX filesets is during an install operation with the chsignpolicy command set, but even this requires installing the bos.rte.install and bos.dsc filesets in order to obtain the fileset signatures. AIX sho...
about 1 year ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

Separate user attribute to enable only REST API access

To enable REST API access for an HMC user, I must enable whole WebUI access: chhmcusr -i "name=username,remote_webui_access=1" Technical users don't need WebUI access and shouldn't be able to login interactively. Please create a separate attribute...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Ability to expand storage volumes in the PowerVC Web interface.

Currently it is possible to expand PowerVC managed volumes only by utilising a Rest API call, there is no option to perform this task in the GUI. The option to expand a volume should be available in the GUI. Needing to utilise Rest API for such a ...
5 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration