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Solution to input Chinese character in Win 10 to Power System I

Due to the limitation of IBM emulator as Client Access (PC, i Access for Web, ACS) running in Win 10 (which provide only Unicode Chinese Input Method), we cannot input those chinese character that contains more than 2 bytes through those Client Ac...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Option to disable automatic selection of Restrict search to selection

A previous RFE requested that RDi find text work like standard Eclipse find text. Part of that was the automatic selection of the "Restrict search to selection" checkbox if you have lines selected in the editor. I would like to disable that option...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

JOBQ that spans multiple systems

Consider possibility of creating a JOBQ that spans multiple systems. Use Case: Think of a client who only has one tape drive (FC attached) but multiple IBM i LPARs. In this case only one client at a time can save to this tape drive. Most saves are...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

PoweVC portgroups

Dear team We need to have the option to specify multiple port groups in a storage template instead of one port goup or any also in the default storage template we need to have the option to specify a port group or multiple port groups to be used i...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

ACS Run SQL Scripts in separate process/thread

After launching Run SQL Scripts from a 5250 session, running a long query blocks not only the Run SQL Scripts query and result windows, but also the 5250 windows. Ideally this would run in a separate process or thread so that the 5250 sessions (mu...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Is a defect

improve the way netcd is running in a non-root user context

Currently netcd can be configured to run in a non-user context specifying the "owner" and "group" in /etc/netcd.conf. The /usr/sbin/netcd binary file ownership have to be changed in order for this to work. With the next AIX update the ownership wo...
about 7 years ago in AIX 9 Not under consideration

No VLDCHKR-Test at Compile-Time of Calling Programs

1. A CMD uses a VLDCHKR-Pgm 2. If I use this CMD in a CL and the Source of the CL will be compiled, the Parms have to be fullfilled other way the compilation fails. Use Case: If I use a CMD from a third-party supplier, then I have to consider the ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC Support for Centrify AD Users

After upgrading to PowerVC 1.3.2 we have experienced that any new users added to openstack were no longer available to use PowerVC. I think that this might have something to do with an addition of powervc-filter group
about 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

ACS printoutup plugin: View/modify Properties

In old iseries Navigator was possible view/modify properties from each spool files. So, you could modify , for example, which pages to print. That, with de plugin SPLF from ACS is not available. Now, the only way is using the web Navigator for i a...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Be sure a CPU a device is attached to is present in the LPAR

When a device is attached to a LPAR, there is no guarantee that the CPU this device is attached to will be part of the LPAR. This leads to device with no specific numa node, confusing script managing irqbalancing like the Mellanox one and probably...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration