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Remove Restricted I/O Mode

I have opened a PMR with regard to a SYSPLAN deployment.We have 2x identical 8484 22A systems. We are planning to run 2x VIOS servers and 15x IBM i LPARs. I have configured one system with dual VIOS, 15x IBM i LPARs and all the required virtual fi...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

GUI - Capture LPP information as part of Snapshot

When using the GUI to create a snapshot it would be useful for the "Cloning option" to also create a "cluster installp bundle" file.This file can then be used for installing the same cluster components at the target system.
over 5 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration

Port 22 is to be changed for HMC access(SSH)

The port 22 is fixed for SSH within HMC. As per our Information Security Observation, The known port 22 is vulnerable and can be hacked. We require to change this port to some other number.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Not under consideration

OpenDJ LDAP nested group support

LDAP users defined in nested groups in a OpenDJ LDAP server are not resolved. We have LDAP authentication deployed on our AIX and Linux servers. When we put a group in a group only Linux servers are able to resolve the user in the nested group. AI...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

COBOL Code Coverage in RDp for IBM i

Would like to see the COBOL Code Coverage feature that is currently part of RDz for Cobol programs. Similar sort of feature required for IBM i Cobol Programs in RDp. As its quite useful feature for COBOL developers and also RDp and RDz share techn...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Enable BSC protocol for asynchronous communication adapter

In Japan, BSC protocol communication is still used by many customers. Therefore, many customers of Power Systems IBM i need synchronous communication adapter. The synchronous communication adapter #EN13 becomes end-of-marketing. The customer's con...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Not under consideration

Show ELSE positions in dsiplayNesting action

Ctrl+Shift+O = actio displayNesting shows an control block outline in RPG LPEX editor. It has limitations i can live with (5 levels max) but I really think it needs to highlight ELSE commands also. Use Case: When I have fix format code to review u...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Customer wants Text items of Table View on i project navigator

Using the Remote system view, the text (description) for the source member is shown in the iSeries Table view (Text column). This is useful to know the contents of each source member.However, using the iSeries Project Navigator view, such informat...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Allow alphabetic expand/contract grouping in outline for fields

In the outline view, allow the fields to be grouped alphabetically with the ability to expand/contract the on the each character in the alphabet to view all the fields for that expanded character.All the variables that begin with 'A' would be grou...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Power Advanced Toolchain support

Advanced Toolchain is unsupported, therefore not desirable/usable for Banking. Add support (similar to IBM Elite support, to IBM PowerAI Enterprise, which is already a package heavily based on services of open source
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration