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file system corruptions causin whole lpar reboot

System: OS AIX Actor: Kapi bank File system corruption caused whole lpar to crash.We believe that it would be way safer if corrupted filesystem could turn read only instead of uncontrolled OS crash .
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

IBM i Access Client Solutions Enhancements

I would like to see the New Tab preferences under the Edit, Preferences on the main menu. It is currently under the Edit, Preferences in the session manager area. Use Case: It would be easier to find if it was on the main menu.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Ethernet driver support of Power8 for AIX 5.3 LPARS

We've Power8 or greater managed systems and the 10GbE ethernet or the SRIOV adapters drivers cannot be installed on AIX 5.3 client servers. If AIX 5.3 servers are allowed to run on a Power8 or greater systems via PTF U86665.bff, IBM should also gi...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Allow "Display Path Status" from command line

currently the only interface to view the current Disk Path Status is in Service Tools. Would like to be able to see that information from the WRKDSKSTS screens (via a F-11 option view) Use Case: only way to view disk path status is to logon to Ser...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Referential Constraint issues job log

The problem: qsqsrvr running an SQL request and it receives back an error: SQL0352. The qsqsrver job then job logs. I am depending on the database to give me this feedback (SQL0352) however I want to control whether or not it job logs. Per the PMR...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

SNDSMTPEMM RCP keyword reformats valid email address

We're in the process of replacing use of SNDDST with SNDSMTPEMM. Some of our group email addresses contain an embedded dash '-'. When an email address with a dash is passed to SNDSMTPEMM, the command processor reformats the address with a space ' ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Is a defect

Support for VM Recovery Manager with MetroMirror (Multitarget)

On December 2020 we sold a power (E980)+storage(DS8950) solution to Banco Pichincha (the biggest bank in Ecuador) this solution has HA (with metro mirror with 2 DS8950) in the main Data Center, and DR (Global mirror) in the other DC, but we also s...
over 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 1 Future consideration

Code Coverage Filter

I would like the ability to use filters with code coverage. This ability does not exist currently. Use Case: When unit testing a service program it may call procedures from several other service programs or even external programs. I am not necessa...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Unrestricted access in HMC for debugging

HMC provides only a restricted. This makes us depend on IBM for most issues with a expensive turnaround time of 1 day. IBM provides pesh access again it takes time. The restricted shell makes it difficult to debug even simple issues regarding netw...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Enhance DCL-DS to emulate "i-Spec Member Format Identifier" in **free & /free

When using **free (or /free) RPG, there is nowhere to specify the use of i-specs within the particular program. Overall, I agree with this, as i-specs really shouldn't be used. However - there are times, because of the way a logical file has been ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration