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Make the control panel more physically accessible (specific issue starting with Power 9 Tower models).

It would be useful so anyone actually using the control doesn't have to lay on the floor to read it. It should be readily accessible for anyone using it. (i.e. Performing system installs, repairs, etc. when physical access is needed to it.)
7 months ago in Power Systems Design 2 Functionality already exists

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add Authorization list to IFS Security

If we could add authorization list to IFS security then we could tighten security down by the list and not have to specify a list of users to that object/directory. This is extremely helpful when you have a file share available to everyone (no not...
8 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Functionality already exists

NIM BOS and mksysb install in HANIM enviornment

In HANIM environment NIM master and alternate master does not support NIM BOS and Mksysb installation for each other. So to restore NIM master or alternate master we have to have 3rd NIM master in enviornment
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

OpenGpg full support for Gpg Encryption Ifs stream file

Create some easy script / Command to use OpenGpg. Case : I have to send to some supplier and Customer a gpg encrypted file created in Ifs, They gave me their GPG key. Now I have to encrypt. So the Ifs files sales.txt have to became sales.txt.gpg. ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Functionality already exists

Support for multiple clients in NIM customization command

It's highly desirable for system administrators to have a way to use NIM functionality to manage multiple systems, often on an ad-hoc basis. In particular, NIM scripts can be very useful for automating tasks across multiple AIX clients, but curren...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

V7R3 to V7R5 Cross-reference PTF .csv

Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
11 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Functionality already exists