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PowerVC FCOE Support

Fix was provided for FCOE on PowerVC 1.3.1 back in 2016. Customer (Independence Tube Corporation) would like to update PowerVC to This breaks SAN functionality using FCOE adapters. Need similar fix to allow PowerVC SAN to work with FCOE a...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Implement write delegations in AIX NFSv4 server

The write performance of NFSv4 is degraded by at least an order of magnitude when file locking is used. This documented in PMR 75711,082,000 and a simple test source code provided. This is a unique NFSv4 problem (does not happen under NFSv3) Accor...
about 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Backup / Restore Network definitions

I would like to request a feature on PowerVC that would enable backing up / restoring Network definitions on PowerVC.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Restrict users with 'deployer' privileges to certain host groups

Users with 'deployer' privileges can currently deploy to any server within the PowerVC environment. Restricting users to only certain host groups would allow greater flexibility whilst protecting other hosts.
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Secure File Delete for AIX

In order to be PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, a deletion of a file has to "securely delete" the data. What this means is before the file inode and data blocks are released and given back to the system to re-use, they must be overwritten on...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 6 Not under consideration

Add a parameter to RUNSQLSTM to Delete its work files once it completes

When running RUNSQLSTM to create SQL GLOBAL Variables or Global Temporary Tables or anything, it creates a couple of source files in QTEMP. One is named QSQLSRC, one is often named QSQLT000 or simlar. I would like a parameter on RUNSQLSTM named CL...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

WebQuery customize login page

We want to customize the WebQuery login page.e.g. to place pics on it or place some text information on it. Use Case: We want to customize the WebQuery login page.e.g. to place pics on it or place some text information on it.
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 7 Not under consideration

CL Command to control Database Statistics

The Update Statistics Collections (QDBSTUS, QdbstUpdateStatistics) API has a way to set the "block system statistics collections option" -- I would like a simple way to do this through CL (either a new command or an enhancement to CHGPF). If a new...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration


We have been using CIFS (SMB) over a decade. We have been told by IBM that the CIFS driver is version 0.12 and there is no ETA to update to the driver to new version. CIFS is heavily used at the Bank. We have many scripts, processes and applicatio...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Allow to execute Commands directly from RPG without the QCMDEXC interface

Similar to EXEC SQL, to do EXEC CMD or EXEC CL. Variables will be in the format &var1 like in CLP or :var1 like in SQL. Use Case: EXEC CMD CPYF FROMFILE(FromFile) TOFILE(QTEMP/Myfile) INCREL((*IF COLUMN1 *EQ &var1)) RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QSRLNB...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration