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SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Extending more IBM i Alerts for OS system limits

I am proposing an enhancement to our current IBM i alert system to improve our system monitoring capabilities and enable proactive management of potential issues. Current IBM i alerts are limited to monitoring only 8 predefined events. https://www...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

IBM PowerSC should provide an option to mark a failed compliance rule as exception in the GUI

The IBM PowerSC Compliance Automation feature allows users to run compliance check. Once the check is complete, the GUI shows the result and displays the failed rules. If at least 1 rule has failed then the compliance status of the LPAR is shown a...
2 months ago in PowerSC 1 Submitted

IBM PowerSC should provide option to do selective apply and undo rules from a compliance profile

The IBM PowerSC compliance automation feature is used to apply hardening rules. Currently the way it works is - we create a security profile and apply the complete profile on the LPAR. There is no way to selectively apply only few rules from the p...
2 months ago in PowerSC 1 Submitted

HMC delivering LPM information from LPM operations through CLI, REST API

Would be helpful for customers not having a CMC to track and or troubleshoot LPM processes in more detail.
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC delivering CPW calculation

Would simplify and speed up the process to gather this info, which will be helpful in the sizing of new customer environments and comparison of customer environments.
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration