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Enable Journal Caching for all customer libraries including Q

We are using IBM Lab tool PowerSc and we noticed jobs with large journal wait for QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN. We tried to use journal cache (*YES). CHGJRN JRN(QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN) JRNCACHE(*YES) It failed with MSGID CPF709F , see attached document. Use Case:...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

In Db2 Web Query SCHEDULER, enhance screen to allow Execution ID to be changed.

Use case for this is DeveloperA makes a report and places on schedule. Later, it is determined that the USER-ID executing the report (i.e DeveloperA) must change. Perhaps, when report and schedule moved from TEST to PROD, or User has moved to new ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 5 Not under consideration

Allow embedding of DB2 Web Query reports in other webpages

Currently DB2 Web Query sends X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN in the header which prevents embedding reports in other webpages if the host and port does not match. There is curenlty no way in DB2 Web Query to modify this behavior. To maitain security p...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Not under consideration

A "copy special" option within Run SQL Scripts which will copy your selection as a single line

This would be useful for copying a query from Run SQL Scripts and pasting into a CL program RUNSQLSTM command for example. The query formatting in Run SQL Scripts is very useful for working with the query, but sometimes we need to condense the que...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Allow PowerVC to reflect Profile Changes made to the LPAR profile on the HMC.

This will be very helpful when changing any profile configuration on an LPAR. From what we have seen this is not working today. also when changes are made to a LPAR profile you have to unmanage and re-manage the LPAR in powervc. this can be extrem...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

RGZPFM While Active, show jobs locking object in the job log

When performing a RGZPFM with ALWCANCEL(*YES), if the job completes but cannot return the deleted space due to the file being locked by other jobs, it would be useful if a message was issued in the RGZPFM's joblog, stating that jobs were locking t...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

AIX NIM Alternate Disk Migration only for Updates

The ability to perform a NIM Alternate Disk Migration only to apply AIX updates, which is currently available only for upgrading the AIX release (i.e. 7.1 to 7.2).
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

HOST_FAILURE more accurate problem description

In the Discover output, replace the "Check available capacity and configuration issues on target hosts" message with more accurate error messages.
about 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 0 Planned for future release

telefork() call for AIX

telefork() call allows to move a single running process to another server. Details about Linux realization -
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

mkviosbk - Possibility to break the mirror while backup

Hi Team, please give us the possibility to break the mirror while backing up the system - so we are able in case of DR to restore a previous mirrored system on a single disk. The way is described in this article:
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration