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IBM i

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ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Please port graphviz to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo

Please port graphviz https://graphviz.org/ to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo. Being IBMi business oriented, having an open graph renderer like graphviz readily available, would be beneficial, given the graph structure representa...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Under review

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
9 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Under review

Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the langu...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

Support 64bit OpenSSL libraries on i7.4

With the release of i7.5 the OS delivered OpenSSL PASE libraries are compatible with 64 bit applications, but for releases prior to i7.5 they are only compatible with 32bit linkage.As most applications are being built as 64bit architecture binarie...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

NX- And In-Core-Acceleration To Achieve Energy-Efficient Quantum-Safe Encryption For IBM i

This request is for activating in-core- or/and nested acceleration to support the advertised quantum-safe encryption also for IBM i.Other methods (as described below) are neither fast enough nor a simple solution for customers who use cloud or onl...
11 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Under review

Add compiler error or descriptive runtime error to ILE C/C++ compiler in case of invalid pointer casts

We have encountered a problem at runtime when using a third party library (rdkafka) compiled with ILE C compiler. The functions used to set a call back function in the configuration converted a function pointer to a char pointer. We could build th...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Under review

Future price update should be reflected on e-Config

We see quite many price increase or decrease announcements with future effective date, but e-Config always output the price as of today. We want to have some mechanism in e-Config to specify the "as of date" in order to reflect the updated future ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review