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As an administrator, I need to be able to take control of an interactive 5250 session.

We have situations where users either get interrupted, walk away from their screens, go to lunch or home. When this happens, other users are affected and their jobs either hang or get aborted with an error message due to a record lock or file with...
4 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

System list navigator

In a scenario of a company managing a significant amount of IBM i partitions it would be really important to have the ability to manage all those partitions via navigator. At the moment when a new system is defined one has to either manually enter...
5 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Include an "assigned" flag to DCM API to indicate if cert is assigned to an DCM application or not

There is an API that already exists that allows certificates stored in a DCM store be read and would include expiry date, which is useful. I am not sure what the API is called, but I know that TAATOOL provides a command (CVTCERT) that uses the IBM...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 1 Submitted

Provide ability to control SSL counters (in SST) from OS command line using an API

We are running v7r4 and find the SSL counters that are available within SST very useful. A challenge we face is that due to our a weekly system interruption for full system save and IPL, these counters are disabled and get reset. It would desirabl...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
7 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
7 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Github actions for ppc64le. Let's make ppc64le a standard!

With the exponential emergence of ARM-based systems we think it is time to make ppc64le a third standard along with x86 and ARM. 1. The context The rise of containerization and cloud-native applications has emphasized the importance of Continuous ...
8 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL OpenShift (5639-OCP) 1 Submitted

Adding more than one Fabric to PowerVC when the Fabrics are merged

Situation: I have 4 brocade san fabrics. SASGSRFC07 SASGSRFC08 SASFX05 SASFX06 There is a ISL link between them. I have registered SASFX05 and SASFX06 successfully with PowerVC, but I am unable to register SASGSRFC07 and SASGSRFC08. The message I ...
8 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Display Spooled File needs to support better F14/F15/F16 find options

Search is NOT case-sensitive so we are often forced to guess the case. Also it would be very helpful to have F15=FindPrev since we are forever jumping to bottom of joblog and then paging up to find a previous Escape message.
10 days ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Modernizing IBM SEA to handle Cisco micro-segmentation policy

CISCO ACI in conjunctions with VMWARE have developed the ability to apply multiple Private VLAN configurations (micro-segmentation) onto a single switchport. Normal Private VLAN implementations require the creation of the Primary VLAN (200) which ...
14 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted