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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

BRMS Track changed objects since last save VS scan

We have a customer with 18 million objects in the IFS- the customer does incremental saves for the IFS and they still run 30+ hours on LTO6. On a daily basis- very little data changes, but the system scans the entire IFS to find the objects that a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration

support for Field Procedure for Date fields with default value Current date

Currently field procedure cannot be applied to DATE type fields with default value ‘Current date' I would like to know if there is any way to remove this limitation. Use Case: Field Procedure
over 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...
about 9 years ago in AIX 5 Not under 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...
over 7 years ago in AIX 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.
over 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

filebeat for IBM i / PASE

Enable filebeat to run on IBM i PASE. If not possible, enable an OpenSource substitute for filebeat. Filebeat is a very popular log shipper for solutions such as IBM Log Analysis and OpenSource ELK Use Case: log files generated and written to the ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

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