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Create a new GO SAVE option to save all the OS

Sometimes, when migrating a system to the cloud, we use a save-and-restore method for migration. We take Option 22 for the basic OS on Virtual Optical media to install using NFS and Option 23/21 on Virtual Tape for the data, because is faster. But...
13 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Submitted

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
25 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

SR-IOV vNIC port redundany over multiple CECs in a E1080

Today PowerVC creates SR-IOV vNIC backing devices based on the saturation of an adapter port. For redundant SR-IOV networks, PowerVC picks at least a separate adapter (not the same as for the primary SR-IOV network).In an E1080 system PowerVC shou...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

early progress display on SAV big objects from IFS

When saving large objects from IFS (e.g. image catalogs) to save file or tape device, the progress messages (number of objects or size) will be shown after the first 500 objects. If the save operation only contains 100 (big) objects, the progress ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

invscout should report on currently active system firmware, not the accepted one

Currently invscout report is based on the accepted system firmware level (one stored on the permanent side of the hypervisor), instead of the active (booted from). Example: [root@server:/home/root(4)]# lsmcode -A | grep sys0 sys0!system:VL950_105 ...
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
7 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

GLVM for 3 locations (sides)

Currently GLVM only support 2 sides.However, the LVM is able to manage 3 copies.Specially for IBM Cloud environments it is required to get GLVM to support 3 sides. So that the full capability of the AIX LVM can be utilized.
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

PDF-A or PDF-A3 creation by CPYSPLF command

Till now we can create PDF's by the CPYSPLF command. Unfortunately it creates only a simple PDF. Enhanced requirements require the PDF-A format with embedded fonts and so on. Actually must a PDF document converted by Java or similar converted to t...
3 months ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration