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QMGTOOL improvements

(move to correct category if needed) Needed to use QMGTOOLS for a *http ticket. Not often used this tool before - for reasons. Now ran into some issues which should be addressed ASAP: * for HTTP issues, the tool runs serveral data collectionis. Fo...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

BRMS Enterprise - Desired Enhancement around email subject line

Would like the ability to modify the subject line of the BRMS Enterprise email function. Currently it emails a standard line that is less informative than it could be. For reference - it currently sends "Report QREPORTDFN generated for node <sy...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

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

Alias name for Indicators KA-KY

Provide an alias RPG RESERVED NAME for Indicators KA-KY. Suggested alias names: *INFK01-*INFK24*F01-*F24 Use Case: Indicators KA-KY are more simple to communicate with the DDS Dispaly,since it does not use up indicatore 01-99. But the problem with...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Make 'diff' command POSIX compliant with binary files

The 'diff' command is not POSIX compliant when it comes to binary files. The standard says: Diff Binary Output Format In the POSIX locale, if one or both of the files being compared are not text files, an unspecified format shall be used that cont...
about 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Disable sensitive information on welcome page starting with version 8.6.0-SP1

Since update of 8.6.0 to SP1 the welcome page of the HMC displays different information from our hardware systems including information about servicable events etc.
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under 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...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 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.
about 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...
about 9 years ago in AIX 6 Not under consideration