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cron log auto maintenance

Customer met /var full problem several times in VIOS 3.1. I checked their environment and found /var/adm/cron/log is very huge. It causes filesytem full. I know /etc/cronlog.conf maintained cron's log, but VIOS doesn't set that file. I know cusome...
9 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

HMC V10R2 - Configuration of the initial screen

HMC V10R2M1040 came with the beautiful dashboard as the initial screen. Unfortunately not everyone likes to see the dashboard. Some of colleagues would like to see the list of the managed systems as the initial screen in HMC - same as with V10R2M1...
12 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Automatic increase of maximum allocation value during resize of JFS2

During expansion of a file system the following error may occur: # chfs -a size=+100G /myfs0516-787 extendlv: Maximum allocation for logical volume myfs_lv is 512. In this case administrator must manually execute chlv -x <some value> myfs_lv...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Cloud Connector STATUS needs a better method of identifying HMCs

The STATUS tab for Cloud Connector ( under Setup ) does not provide a simple and consistent method of identifying the HMCs. It would be helpful to have an additional column that contains the name of the HMC to keep consistency with other screens a...
10 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Under review

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

SSP copy volume from one cluster to another

I'm using 2 SSP clusters and I would like to have all my images volume available on both without need to re-install them from ISO. Actually a workaround exist creating free volume "dd" the first vol to /tmp, ftp this guy to other vios, and "dd" ba...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

DSPSMTPLE command

Hi, There are commands to add to the SMTP list and remove from SMTP list but there is not a command to view the SMTP list. Adding https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/cl/addsmtple.html Removing https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?top...
10 months ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

Prevent vNIC Port Flapping

We recognized that SR-IOV / vNIC implementation have a different behaviour when the physical link is having problems. This leads to flapping adapters in some cases. Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) have different kind of parameters to configure to p...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Need to see RPM for Fans for each Power Server

We have had massive Datacenter problems due to wrong running Fan Speed on several E1080 so i want to see at the HMC GUI and also getting via RestAPI and/or CLI Fan Speed in RPM for each Fan per Power Server and an average
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

FIDO2 U2F Support as additional MFA options (without PowerSC)

Easys to use. HMC UI /CLI login based on multi-factor and passwordless authentication without the overpowering PowerSC.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review