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pre-check of LS fragmentation

with regards to archive PMR 26573,110,846 we would like to suggest to have load source fragmentation level checked as part of GO LICPGM/Prepare for Install/Allocate additional space for LIC (and in IBM pre-upgrade verification tool for IBM i) Use ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Not under consideration

rmvdev -rmlv should check to see if LV is in use before removing

To avoid deleting an active/used LV, it would be really helpful if the 'rmvdev' (and any other commands that remove LVs from the VIO Server) would check to see if a specified LV is stil in use or not.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Save and restore Object Table columns

The Object Table has an option to "Re-open to previous state" that usually remembers the CONTENT of the table and restores it the next time RDi is started. It would be really nice if it would also remember the column widths and restore those too. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add File output option in Web Query to clear file first

A new File & Printer DB2 option (Format tab) in Web Query Version 2.2 that should be = Clear and Insert to existing table. Use Case: This feature could be used to Clear and Insert data in a table that is used in a view.The ‘Create or replace t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 4 Not under consideration

Enable "Show Fields" for externally described data structures

In RPGLE source members, the "Show fields" function can show the fields of an externally described file (F Spec) in the table view. Enable this for externally described data structures. Use Case: Externally described data structures are often used...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Remove "circumvent control technology designed to limit interactive capacity" verbiage from PTF cover letters.

Since the reason for products like "FAST/400" has disappeared can they please remove the following verbiage from PTF cover letters?<snip>Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that use system memory addresses not ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Remove an ifix using LiveUpdate

Enable the removal of ifixes via LiveUpdate, fi. by adding a new parameter to the geninstall command
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Reusing the disks from the lvup_rootvg after a LiveUpdate

After a Live Update operation some additional disks needed are contained in a ghost VG named lvup_rootvg, which blocks the reusage of the disks for other LPARs or for a subsequent LU operation. Please make it possible to delete this VG without a r...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support ability to 'Lock In' a DB2 Plan

The DB2 optimizer continually reevaluates all conditions/variables to create the best plan at that moment. And almost always, the optimizer creates the best plan. There are times however, when the optimizer makes a poor choice. And when it does, t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Command line tool to reset(re-ipl) Virtual IOA's

Our current situation: We use VTL connected via fiber IOA and VIOS . when a change is done on the VTL we must log into service tools to "re-ipl" the virtual IOA. previously submitted:Marketing Requirement Tracking number : MR0331154848 Use Case: b...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Future consideration