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extend AIX ARTEX catalog for rdma capable SR-IOV Logical ports and vNIC backing device (adapter/ofedroce)

SRIOV VF RDMA is NOT supported on most LP. nevertheless the default value of rdma is desired and increase VIOS memory footprint in large environments.
16 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Bring JSON_SET function to i

I am writing to propose the development and implementation of a new function, JSON_SET(), on the IBM i system. As developers on the IBM i platform, we face limitations in manipulating JSON data, which has become increasingly prevalent in modern ap...
17 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Needs more information

update managed system / other devices (Storage) user/passwords from command line

as service account on the connected devices will have password rotation , it will be changed periodically. Passwords would be stored in vault (CyberArk), we would need to be able to update that password fastly from command line, using script or ot...
18 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add a new code for journal record delete's from R/DL to a new code example R/DX.

We use the RGZPFM command regularly as our software is old. We run RGZPFM on all file members on Sundays when we do not have locks on the files. I have a program that goes through all physical files in the user libraries and does a RGZPFM. Due to ...
18 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

Change SQL to support unique identity columns. Where unique identity columns are automatically unique (pk/uk constraint), automatically skip numbers that already exist, and only throw exception if file is out of available numbers. We use identity ...
18 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Provide info for current Power usage per Managed Frame with HMC cli command

Hi, for data collection / automation purposes it would be great to have current Power usage per Managed Frame available via HMC cli command like: Name=power-frame-d01, power_usage=859.556 watts Currently the data is available on HMC GUI & HMC ...
19 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

BRMS Web GUI interface needs to be made available for 5770BR1

Fortra has developed a web interface for BRMS replacing the old web navigator interface that was deprecated. This new interface is only available in the new software subscription for BRMS, 5770BR2 with PTFs SJ00271and SJ00272.Not every customer is...
19 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

redefining functions in header files - do it the right way

When functions in header files need to be redefined (e.g. to get new default behavior),this should NOT be done by just renaming them with a simple '#define func_new func_old'.Instead, macros should be used like it was done for older XL C/C++ compi...
24 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Extend call stack entries in PEX file QAYPEIAD

To analyze heap issues on ILE C++ applications we use IBM i PEX with Event *ACTGRPHEAP. The current outfile QAYPEIAD have fields for a call stack up to 16 entries. This is maybe enough for C programs but for C++ programs with a lot of functions an...
24 days ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 0 Submitted

Urgent support for Power HA System Mirror for IBM i of the new IBM Spectrum Virtualize function Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function)

With the last announcements of IBM storage, the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software is enhanced with the new functions based on Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function). The PowerHA system mirror for i, today doesn't support this new function and...
24 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted