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ACS plugins need to stop grabbing the ALT key when user ALT-TABs to an ACS plugin

Stop grabbing the ALT key activity when user presses ALT-TAB and then activating the menus. Use Case: On Windows platforms user press ALT-TAB, one to many times, to cycle through a list of open programs. The users then releases the ALT-TAB keys wh...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Is a defect

Change the 1 or all storage port zoning option to Interger or all storage ports

Change the 1 or all storage port zoning option to Interger or all storage ports, this would allow you to set the number of storage target ports allowing for a more flexible zoning policy that can better consume the storage array's front end ports.
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC HA Seamless Failover and Back

A mechanism /support for PowerVC HA at a minimum to include a mechanism in the current active -passive HA deployment model to clean up the old/failed PowerVC. Please refer to Divya K Konoor.
about 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Shared Ethernet Adapter Linux effects

Based on Steven Knudson TechDoc "Ethernet on POWER: Physical, Shared, Virtual" Document ID: PRS5353 with SLES11 and my own virtual ethernet performance tests with SLES12 it is not possible to hit > 23Gb/sec. (SLES12 --> hypervisor --> SLE...
about 5 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Allow AIX PCM to manage RootVG & DELL-EMC PowerPath to EMC LUNs

Enable AIX PCM (native multipath) to manage RootVG and DELL-EMC PowerPath to manage the Storage LUNs provisioned from DELL-EMC Storage Device
about 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Allow the Novalink partition to perform LPM operations

Currently LPM operations in PowerVC are performed via the GUI. Using this method also allows you to select which network (from the ones configured/available) that the operations occurs on. I think that this feature should be either via a command o...
about 5 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Move away from VFAT file system on USB devices on the HMC

The current VFAT filesystem used when formatting a USB stick on the HMC supports a maximum file size of 4GB. ISO images for updates now exceed this limit (e.g MF70257 for V10R1M1020 is 4.24GB). This means a USB device formatted on the HMC can no l...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

ScreenDesigner support for building menus

ScreenDesigner should support the creation and modification of IBM i menus, at least the integrated editing and compile of the DDSMNU and MNUCMD source members that form the foundation for an IBM i menu. Use Case: The use would be similar to part ...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler Copy/Paste to multiple servers via ACS

We would like to be able to use Access Client Solutions to essentially copy/paste anything we create/configure in the Advanced Job Scheduler on one system to one or more other IBMi servers, much like we can do using iNAV for copying BRMS control g...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Not under consideration

Make the SYSCMD CALL function from an FTP script work the same as a CALL command in a batch job for a limited capability user

Make the SYSCMD CALL function from an FTP script work the same as a CALL command in a batch job for a limited capability user. Use Case: EDI - FTP to customers is causing issues with automotive releases and ASNs. Very Important this is fixed.
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration