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Launch Run SQL scripts from rdi debug monitor variable

In RDI debugger, when working with an rpgsql, could “launch run sql scripts” be added as a menu option for a monitored variable? My rpgsql program builds the sql statement based on prompted entries on the display file. When testing/ debugging, I m...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

BRMS Console Monitor

To Have the BRMS Console Monitor autostart in QCTL whenever we IPL. This would eliminate the need to log into console to start Console Monitor after an IPL. Use Case: It would be an autostart job in the controlling subsystem QCTL. Currently the on...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Add Network Tunnelling support via VXLAN or GRE for PowerVM

PowerVM lacks of support for SDN solutions and only supports legacy vlan based layer 2 networks.Against this hypervisors under x86 supports network tunnelling technology. For example KVM supports VXLAN or GRE using OpenvSwitch. ESX supports VXLAN ...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Concurrent Change of POWER Compatibility Mode

Currently the change of the processor compatibility mode requires the reboot of the related AIX Logical Partition (LPAR). Particularly during a hardware upgrade through Live Partition Mobility (LPM) to systems of the next processor generation the ...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Labels on RSS results not accurate

We would like the ability to change the labels on columns and have them reflect in our ACS SQL script results. We can change the labels now but the results still have the old label for the column so it does no good for us to be able to change the ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC Administrative Projects

Please give us the ability to limit the verbosity of messages in certain projects. Give us the ability to mark a project as administrative on non-administrative. For example some projects used by end users don't need to see messages related to inf...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Automate Oracle migration from 12c to 19c using Ansible inside VM

We have 1000+ Oracle 12c which normally demand for totally new environments (install 19c and do DB work) for migration work 12c to 19c. Allocating new environments (VMs) is time consuming and resource consuming (cost in labour and hw/sw) so I woul...
about 2 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Controlling of SQL FAST DELETE

They want to defineLibrary orLibrary/file and number of records to switch to FAST DELETE CUSTOMER 0CUSTOMER/DATAENTRY 1 15000 For each option 0 means no FAST DELETE1 means fast delete with number of records to switch Zero records means switch dire...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

openstack services on multiple IP addresses

Normally, openstack services are running on loopback interface - each service on its own port. Additionally, there's a Apache httpd server that acts as a reverse proxy - it listens on primary interface (probably eth0) and forwards requests to the ...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

acs search functionality for local files, using path designated

Similar to search functionality within “file explorer”, allow search of ACS files/ scripts stored locally, using path designated. Useful when searching for technique or sql function previously saved.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Not under consideration