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PowerVC support for VMAX SRDF format disk

SRDF is a common disk format for VMAX which allows off site real time replication
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Let the system Print Key function Print the entire subfile

Currently when doing a print key it prints only what is o the screen. If there is a subfile, a custom program needs to be done to print the subfile. A subfile where the roll-up/down is controled by the system, the system knows already what is in t...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

PowerHA Stop After Dependency WITHOUT failover behavior modification

Explanation:The current Stop After dependency modifies behavior on failover. Take for example if RG1 must stop after RG2. Then, if RG1 fails over, RG2 will be bounced under the current dependency logic. I would like a dependency where RG1 must sto...
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Under review

Display i Project member synchronization status.

RDi should show the synchronization status of the files and members on the iProject view. An icon can show that a file or member has changed since the last time it was pushed. Currently, the only way to get a sync status is through the remote reco...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration


When trying to use the DDS Keyword Box Shading the shading does not work. Look at apar SE06649. Use Case: The DDS Keyword Box Shading does not work.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Support for AgentX in AIX

Several software vendors provide SNMP monitoring facilities for their applications, implemented as sub-agents. In many cases, these utilise the AgentX protocol for communication with a master agent. Currently, this requires a third-party SNMP mast...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

File journals

When upgrading from V6R1 to V7R1 we are no longer able to associate journal receivers with the journal after making file changes. We never had an issue until the upgrade to V7R1 and we have made numerous file changes without issues on V6R1. Techni...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Several warnings when shutting down a Power-System

When a LPAR is selected on a Power-system, the selected Hardware (Power-system) is still active to operations, like "Power Off".In our unit, it happened twice that the operator wanted to shutdown a LPAR, and unfortunately shut down the whole syste...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

mkps and chps can create > 64GB paging spaces

The swap man page says paging devices can be a maximum of 64GB. Yet mkps and chps can create a device of any size. The customer in this referenced pmr changed his paging device from 24GB to 150GB and it did not swap on when he rebooted. He deleted...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Ability to disable updates to the file access times in IFS (noatime support)

Add the noatime attribute to the mount command for UDFS objects. Use Case: When accessing hundreds or thousands of unchanging files in IFS, for example when compiling a large application, it would be useful to stop updating the access time for eac...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration