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Would like greater visibility for vNode Pool stress and IFS seize/contention
Worked with IBM to troubleshoot an IFS performance issue that grew slowly but then caused production issues for a couple of weeks. The problem was ultimately found to be use of an old API SYSTOOLS.httpGetClob() that spawns a Java JVM for every cal...
Provide IBM i observability support for OpenTelemetry.io
OpenTelemetry or "Otel" for short provides a vendor-neutral open-source Observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics and logs. As an industry-standard it is natively suppor...
Create SQL Functions ("IBM Services") that retrieve the Problems database information (QASX* files and WRKPRB command)
Using WRKPRB we can see some of the information related to hardware and software problems. That info is stored in the QAXS* database files in QUSRSYS. I would like a set of SQL Table functions or VIEWS that can be used to access that information v...
Prove an option on ACS RUNSQL Scripts output to avoid hex-view of columns with CCSID 65535
When viewing results with ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if a column's CCSID attribute is binary or "FOR BIT DATA" or CCSID 65535, then the resulting data is "unfolded" (shown as hexadecimal). I would like an option to turn that off. While this capability to...
Create a System Status and PTF info routine that can be used to easily send that info to Support when needed. Perhaps a CL commadn SNDSYSINFO or something like that.
While SYSSNAP in QMGTOOLS is fine, it does take "centuries" to run, and then the customer has to collect the data and transmit it to IBM Support when needed. The request is to create a simple service command that sends all that related info to IBM...
Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function
The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
ACS 5250: Use of certificate with multiple Subject Alternative Name (SAN)
In a session configuration, when the option Server Authentication under TLS/SSL menu is active the connection must match the Certificate's Common Name. But in a system with multiple IP and FQDN and a digital certificate with various Subject Altern...
ACS Printing Issue about Chinese UDC, Missing Paper Size and Printing Width
Issue: ACS is missing printing paper size - US Standard Fanfold in Win10. Based on the testing done with IBM supporting team, we believed it is not the issue about Windows or the Printer driver, since other applications such as Office Word can fin...
It would be very helpful and useful to have a command or tool to search for objects in the IFS directory structure, by name, by date, by extension, and other criteria.Something like WRKOBJ OBJ(*ALL/P*) for example.
Today I experienced that as long as an expired certificate exists, the associated services on power i (e.g. login, database, ddm) do not work and deny access despite the fact there is another certificate that is active on the same services. By del...
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