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Expose fast path to Long SQL Name directory in OBJECT_STATISTICS or similar function

The SQL function OBJECT_STATISTICS returns the Long SQL Name for system objects that are also SQL objects. However there is no "fast" way to access these objects by their LONG name, full or generic. Provide a way to access objects by Long SQL Name...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Open software support calls from HMC

HMC is used to manage power systems and have ability to create requests in Hardware Support.The Customer from mentioned PMR have request to have possibility to open PMRs in software support from HMC, not automatically but manualy as well
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Add version/release check to RTVSQLSTM "compiler"

When running SQL via RUNSQLSTM, it would be nice to have the ability to check the current IBM i VxRy and conditionally control (include) sections of code. For example, many IBM Services UDTFs have new or changed input parameters on later releases....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

KDB truncates host names in vfcs

When issuing vfcs to kdb, it will truncate the host names if the vio name is longer than 10 characters. This should be either a dynamic field as is present for the cvai input or a minimum of 16 characters. Example output:(0)> vfcsNAME ADDRESS S...
over 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Create Iso Admin only function from HMC

Add the ability to just have the ability from the HMC interface to the VioServer to allow a user to manage Iso images add / delete them and assign them to partitions. Currently users with that capability can see all storage npiv, vscsi, disks, sto...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Add ability to run custom SQL statements in New Navigator for i

A lot of admins have written their own custom SQL querys to handle various things on the systems. since the new Navigator for i is SQL based, could we have the ability to run those queries from the new navigator?
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

PowerVC SDN redundancy enhancment

When configured to use the SDN features of PowerVC the Novalink VM becomes a single point of failure for VMs running on a physical system. Provide a mechanism for redundant/resilient network services when selecting PowerVC SDN features.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

ACS Schema - allow view objects across all libraries in list

There are times when I need to know if a database object is in more than one schema. Today, I have to run specific queries using the system catalogs. I would like to be able to have the same fitering views for all schemas as there are for individu...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Remote 5250 Console - sort by LPAR name

when connecting to remote 5250 console, LPARs are sorted by Partition ID (numeric). On systems with a high number of LPARS (20+) it would be great if we have a sort function key to sort LPARs by a) ID, b) Name, c) Reference code
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Clock Card Concurrent Maintenance

Client experienced Customer Impacting Event on 9/12/17. Was told that concurrent maintenance is not an option on Power8 9119 MHE and that an outage would be required to replace clock card to ensure redundancy going forward. PE and Service Availabi...
over 6 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration