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IBM i Access Client Solutions request

I would like another option under the New tab Action. Under the New Tab selection I would like to see a system selection option like we have on the main menu. Use Case: When I click on New Tab +, I want the drop down list of my systems like I have...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 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

Startup JVM on QZDASOINIT prestart process.

Would like the ability to specify a program or command to execute that will start up a JVM, for each of my prestarted QZDASOINIT jobs. Use Case: I have about 100+ customers running web apps, and connected via JDBC pooling from Spring. We are runni...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

AIX cfgmgr command should be fault tolerant

The AIX cfgmgr command is critical to 24x7 operation. It is expected and critical to design system software or operating system software to be fault tolerant. Therefore the cfgmgr command should not hang when comes across a faulty card, port, inte...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Automatic Port Speed Synchronization for NPIV vFC Client Adapter

Changes to the port speed attribute of a physical FC adapter in the VIOS are not automatically passed along to the NPIV vFC adapters in the client LPARs. NPIV vFC adapters need be reconfigured to learn about the new port speed setting of the under...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Secondary Dump Device for Firmware-assisted Dump

Currently AIX does only support a primary dump device forfirmware-assisted dump configurations. This RFE requests the option to define a secondary dump device for firmware-assisted dump configurations.
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Integrate Configuration Health Check with Firmware and HMC Code Update Process

This marketing field requirement requests a fundamental changeto the way IBM delivers firmware and HMC code updates tocustomers. Currently warnings and specific details about theinstallation of a newly released firmware and HMC code areprovided th...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Increase Maximum Number of Managed Hosts Per HMC Supported By PowerVC

I would like for PowerVC to support more than 30 HMC-managed hosts. I'm attempting to setup PowerVC in our environment, but ran into this limitation since we have 33 hosts attached to our HMC. Adding hosts within the PowerVC GUI fails because of t...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

DB2 Alter Table Rename column

DB2 for LUW and z/OS provide the capability to rename a column. DB2 for i should have the same functionality. Renaming a column's system name should be included, too. Use Case: In our IT department, Data Studio is used to create or modify tables a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

Enable AIX Diagnostics to provide meaningful error message when adapter is failing

See PMR above and also 71727,L6Q,000. Error message received indicated only 'link error' for a hardware problem. AIX today does not have the ability to provide a more exact error to indicate a hardware problem.
over 7 years ago in AIX 0 Not under consideration