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Please port the newly open-sourced Swift programming language to IBM i under 5733OPS

I assume that we've given the COMMON process enough time to percolate on this submission from 5Dec2015: Problem:Our IBM i development community struggles...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Add option numbers to HMC Call home phone number

We want to be able to add phone number options to the HMC Call home phone number field in the HMC "Manage Customer Information" configuration for IBM Support to be able to quickly contact the correct customer group via phone call on call home aler...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

VLAN / Vswitch info from CLI on Linux on Power

I would like to have a command on Linux on Power similar to AIX enstat command; to find out Vswitch & VLAN information from OS CLI: AIX entstat example:root@capadir01:/home/root # entstat -d ent1 |egrep "MYVLAN|Port VLAN ID"Port VLAN ID: 4000S...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Please expand content assist for SQLRPGLE programs

I use content assist to help develop SQLRPGLE programs with embedded SQL. I think it would helpful if the content assist was expanded. Most notably the SQL FETCH statement only presents a generic option. It would be helpful if there was a way to s...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add an EKM server to HMC

In order to use hardware tape encryption with our IBM i servers, we need to have a set of servers configured with an EKM product (SKLM, formerly TKLM) to manage the keys. It would be nice of the HMC could have an integrated EKM server so we can ma...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

HAScript on ACS

The HAScript on ACS doesn't include any command of loop. So we couldn't convert scripts from iAW. About escape sequence, HAScript doesn't recognize normally. Could you please solve the above situation as soon as you can? Use Case: Scripts on iAW h...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Dedicated CPU templates lack "Allow when partition is active" checkbox

When creating/editing a compute template, with dedicated processors, it is not possible to check af box to implement "Allow when partition is active" as you can do in HMC. You can check a box called "Idle sharing", whick is equal to "Allow when pa...
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

On AIX, authenticate user access to servers by the LDAP group to which they belong.

System : AIXProduct : LDAPDescription:The client must be able to allow an access to server with an authenticate LDAP users according to the group to which they belong (bdd, ssoo, was,etc..), the directive of HostAllow and HostDeny of servers is no...
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

nimadm to support AIX update with cache volume group on master

It will be nice to avoid to perform the update of AIX to a TL or SP on the client itself in order to not impact the LPAR performance.It is already the case for Migration using nimadm but this fonctionnality will be also appreciated for update too.
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

RDI: Fixed form and free form data structures are not shown correct in outline

In a program I have data structures that are defined in the traditional fixed format and the new free format. It looks like that the outline in RDI mixes them together. I'm using RDI version: V7R1 Use Case: I have attached 3 files. T...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect