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New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

"Shared Processor Pools Thresholds" sitting at the bottom of CM settings page is unusable due to dropdown box being cut off by the browser border.

"Shared Processor Pools Thresholds" dropdown box, especially when you have multiple MSPPs, does not fit into the small space at the bottom of the page and it is cut off, leaves rather very narrow space to work with. If you try to scroll the page, ...
3 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted

Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 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...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

LPM exchanges vNIC servicing VIOS every time

We are using two power systems with vNIC virtualisation. Because we want to know which vios is using which ethernet adapter we select vio1 for servicing vNICs running on adapter cards c1 and c2 and vio2 for servicing adapter cards c8 and c9 (examp...
4 months ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

Show pcmprocusage (deductidle) status on the Capacity Monitoring (CM) application.

CM on CMC shows uploaded PCM data, but it doesn't show whether idle cycles are deducted at the time or not. It would be great if: 1) CM shows the current state of deductidle flag on the HMC(s). This could be also shown on the Cloud Connector statu...
4 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted