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Continue *ALLUSR backup when damaged object is encountered

After a damaged object is encountered during the *ALLUSR backup, it should continue with the next library instead of stopping the backup. Use Case: In an exceptional situation, backup running on Flashcopy Target lpar encounters a damaged object. T...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 8 Future consideration ICMP request SRC-address

Description: Since updating cluster installations from AIX V7.1 TL3 SP5/PowerHA V7. 1.3 SP3 to AIX V7.1 TL4 SP2/PowerHA V7.1.3 SP5 we observe a different behaviour in the "ping" tests, originating from On the older release only the sour...
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration

iseries managementpak for SCOM

provide a managementpak for integration in microsoft systemcenter operation manager (SCOM).it would be a great benefit for iseries to provide a basic functionality for SCOM integration. Use Case: provide a managementpak for integration in microsof...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 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...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

IBM i Access QSYSOPR: display the job log of the sender job.

When I'm reading messages in QSYSOPR I often need to see the job log of the sender job. The qualified job name is already available in message property, so I think it's very simple to add an option. Use Case: Very helpfull for errors investigation.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

CTRL+SHIFT+O or CTRL+MAJ+F for a CLP program in RDI

It would be a very good improvement for administrator or developper to be able to use Ctrl+SHIFT+O for CLP program to see the indentation (like RPG program). Use Case: You open a CLP in RDI and go to an "if" instruction. Make CTRL+SHIFT+O to see e...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to enter debug encryption key (dbgenckey) to debug via RDi service entry point

Please add the ability to enter Debug Encryption Key (if used) when entering Service Entry Point to debug a program from Rational Developer for i. Use Case: Turn on option to specify debug encryption key on Set Service Entry Point. In RSE, Right c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

HA 7.1 MultiCast Functionality

HA 7.1 multi cast functionality is not working correctly... Request to send to the switch on first attempt to sync the cluster... After a reboot of the nodes the cluster cannot sync because a new request is not send to the cluster... The cluster e...
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration