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Can't install RDi on removable device

As a consultant in a small company, I would like to be able to install RDi on a removable device such as a USB stick so I can move it from one laptop to another for use with different clients. Use Case: As a consultant, I am often given a laptop f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

PowerVM Shared storage pool cluster

Current limitation of number of nodes in a Shared Storage pool cluster is too small. Need to expand the cluster to support up to 32 nodes (8 Servers in Primary and 8 in secondary - each with 2 VIO Servers).Else can we install GPFS and build a GPFS...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Flag invalid COBOL PROCESS statement options

When an invalid option is entered for the PROCESS statement, no error is shown. The syntax checker must be noting them as it uses the parser style for "User-defined word" rather than "Compiler directive" as a valid option uses. But no error is sho...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Edit Code extension to show only the day-month portion of a date; strip the fractional portion of a numeric variable

Some times there is not enough room on the screen for a full date. In order to manage, only the month-day of the date are shown. Furthermore, Some times it is enough to dispaly only the day prtion, because the year and month are on top of the scre...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

PowerVC should support dedupe and compression on Hitachi storage

Hitachi's latest storage arrays (e.g. VSP 5500) are efficient with dedupe and compression (collectively called "Automatic Data Reduction" ADR). Apple has purchased a 5500 and want to leverage ADR functionality in their environment.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Option for loading new/different profile on next/unplanned IPL

HMC should provide an option, where one can select a certain profile to be loaded on next reboot (which can be triggered manually or by a system crash)
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Concurrent SR-IOV Migration

LPM of LPARs from Servers with Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) to Servers using vNIC and SR-IOV adapters is not possible directly. Hence the migration requires new definition of Ethernet-communication in target LPAR, which requires an outage of the...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

No root authority needed on storage for DRO alone

Client wants to use PowerVC for its sole DRO functionality. No short term plan for deploying VMs with PowerVC. Nevertheless, PowerVC requires "root" authority on storage and SAN linked to the partitions. Due to client's organization and needs, thi...
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Improvements to CSS LDAP

1) Currently if we are enabling domainless=true in LDAP for CSS, it is required user to set dist_uniqid=always. Why this can't be default behaviour or atleast giving warning to make it "dist_uniqid=always". 2) Currently when we make domainless=tru...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Connecting to IBMi by Single Sign On (SSO)

We would like to be able connect to IBMi by Single Sign On (SSO) , in RSE prospective you can't configure the host connection properties using Kerberos and EIM. The Ibm System i Navigator is able to do this. Use Case: Right clik on Host connection...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration