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Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Build date restriction prevent customer from upgrading across AIX TL levels.

Customer : Kaiser Permanente Customer has over 2000 AIX servers running with AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06. When we try to upgrade them to AIX 7.2 TL03 SP02 But it failed because AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06 was released after AIX 7.2 TL03 SP02. AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06 is hav...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Non cluster VG characteristics is showing in cluster properties

Points to be resolved where cluster is configured: >VG which is not part of cluster RG , CSPOC should not varyon/query/varyoff. >If we configure reservation on hdisk and VG is not mounted in cluster node instead some other node (non-cluster)...
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Is a defect

RDi Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance Rational Developer for i to support new 5250 AFDDS capability (see related RFEs). Enhance the RDi Screen Designer to generate and maintain DDS containing AFDDS keywords. This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" s...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Enable Job Description to be defined on Printer Device Description

When a print writer is started there is no option to specify a job description. There are three supplied job descriptions:QSPLPRTW - used for all local and LAN Writers QSPLAFPW - used for local and LAN writers for IPDS printers configured with AFP...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

SR-IOV with VLAN list should allow NIB

There is great potential for enhancemnet in the use of SR-IOV in failover scenarios, where the control within each LPAR is realized by using an Etherchannel over two physical adapters. It's a pity, but nowadays such a failover scenario is only pos...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 3 Not under consideration

Permanent fix for resilency on NLQ feature on WEX

We need permanent fix on NLQ feature on WATSON explorer (IBM product)..disabling the port is not a permanent solution...we need permanent solution on this.
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Allow changing Record Format Name in ACS Schema Table Definition Window

Allow changing Record Format Name in ACS Schema Table Definition Window after the table has already been created. The field is only available during the new table creation. Use Case: You chose the auto-generated name, but would later like to fix t...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

SR-IOV support for fiber adapters

SR-IOV support for fiber adapters
over 3 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Add WPAR names to ps output in snap tool

Please add the @ sign to the 'ps -ef' gathered in a snap (-k flag). Currently WPAR processes show up with an ID of +ID as in +0. It is more useful to see the wpar name as well as the PID inside the wpar.
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration