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AIX UDFS on any raw device

udfcreate fails when not using optical or USB media.
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

"EXTEND TABLE" SQL statement

To day there are no elegant way to map OO class extensions direct in Db2. So it would be appreciated that Db2 invent a new statement that Extend a table as a new table with extra columns. In effect - Db2 makes a internal maintained one-to-one rela...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC installation package enhancement

Include all the required software for powervc to the installation package itself. This way customer will not be dependent to RedHat subscription. Subscription should only for the operating systems related and not IBM product, like PowerVC.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC and storage V7000

PowerVC is connected to a storage box, here it is an IBM Storwize V7000.A Pool of disks of this storage is used by PowerVC. Say with others words, PowerVC is connected to the Storwize V7000 and uses this storage space.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

BRMS Console Monitor

To Have the BRMS Console Monitor autostart in QCTL whenever we IPL. This would eliminate the need to log into console to start Console Monitor after an IPL. Use Case: It would be an autostart job in the controlling subsystem QCTL. Currently the on...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

PEP and any cross-site HMC management of systems in different locations

We have had multiple customers that have requested a requirement of "knowing the address of the system" rather than that of the problem analyzing HMC. They need to identify the service address of the machine rather than the managing HMC so they kn...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Add mksysb flag for barebone boot image

Opening RFE from a recent case situation. Customer has an environment where the mksysbs taken of all production LPARs are over 30GB in size. Recommendation is to add a flag to the mksysb command that only backs up the system critical FS/LVs and fi...
about 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC Administrative Projects

Please give us the ability to limit the verbosity of messages in certain projects. Give us the ability to mark a project as administrative on non-administrative. For example some projects used by end users don't need to see messages related to inf...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Controlling of SQL FAST DELETE

They want to defineLibrary orLibrary/file and number of records to switch to FAST DELETE CUSTOMER 0CUSTOMER/DATAENTRY 1 15000 For each option 0 means no FAST DELETE1 means fast delete with number of records to switch Zero records means switch dire...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Revert search (ctrl+f) behaviour in RDi 9.0 to the way it was in RDp 8.5

When you open the search (ctrl+f) in the RPG LPEX editor in RDi, you can immediately enter the value you seek and press enter. After pressing enter, the source is positioned to the value you searched for, if it was found. Now, in RDp 8.5 y...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Is a defect