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Workspace should remember Debug Service Entry Points

All Service Entry Debug Entrys are gone when restarting the IDE - the workspace should save them in the same way it does with the other debug configurations (Favorites etc.) Use Case: Each time you restart your IDE you will have te reconfigure the...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Support the F3 "goto" function in RPG type source members

When editing an RPGLE source member, if you put the cursor on a subroutine or subprocedure name and press F3, the source code is positioned at the selected subroutine/procedure. This functionality is not supported in RPG source members. Use Case: ...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Complete 4096 Byte NWSSTG support for 8202-E4D

Power7 servers have support for 4096 byte NWSSTG objects (hosted disks) but it is not quite complete. Oh so very close!! It is complete for 770 (Enterprise) class servers in 780 firmware. Sadly, however, for the entry level, E4D servers it is not ...
over 6 years ago in PowerVM 0 Not under consideration

Provide option to disable the Program Verifier

Provide some option to completely disable the Program Verifier. The verification is not a background task like a search, it is uninterruptable and often takes a very long time, during which nothing else can be done. The verification cannot be canc...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Support of dlpar operations on processor while emstat is running

As discussed in the defect SW402509 (CMVC ID - 1034622), Currently, emstat doesnt support dlpar operations on processor. Please provide support of dlapr operations on processor while emstat process is running.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Screen Designer droping a reconrd in a Window should include window keyword referencing the existing window

When buiding a window that contains a subfile, we typically have at least three record formats: the subfile, the control and another one for the keys at the bottom. So using the Design Screen mode we would- create a new screen- drag a subfile reco...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Enhancement request in yacc compiler for ipfilter to support more than 68 ippools

Using IP Filter: v4.1.13 (480) on AIX 6.1, 7.1 and 7.2, I observed that creating an ippool with more than 68 ip addresses in it doesn't work as expected. It doesn't give any error while creating an ippool, but when we try to list the pools using i...
over 6 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

HMC offload

vHMC unable to offload problem data to USB.
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Planned for future release

Integrate Huawei Storage Cinder driver into PowerVC

Huawei Storage is not one of the available storage providers in PowerVC. Please integrate the Huawei Storage Cinder driver into PowerVC. Huawei is Platinum Member of Openstack, Huawei Storage is also a core Cinder team member and has had in-tree C...
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

IFS includes not added to outline and content assist

LPEX editor/outline/content assist: If an include from the IFS is included into a source code/program then its content is not included into the information of the outline and is not accessible through content assist (ctrl+space), even when I speci...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration