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Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
19 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Validate storage for VM from a PowerVC view

We have some issues when storage is being removed before a decommission of VM has ben run from PowerVC ending up in the playbook failing since all storage tasks are failing. It would be of high interest that one from PowerVC could validate that wh...
19 days ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

Add CPF3C29 checking to the DTAARA keyword in RPG IV

The DTAARA keyword in RPG IV does not honor IBM i object names. It allows users to create data areas with upper/lower case characters in the object name. There is currently only one user-facing interface that allows deleting of mixed-case object n...
20 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
20 days ago in IBM i / Print 3 Submitted

SAVLIBBRM and SAVOBJBRM *DTACPR option

We have raised a call TS015223912 for the data compression on SAVLIB and SAVLIBBRM. It is found that SAVLIB/SAVOBJ have 7 options for user to choose the compression rate, but SAVLIBBRM/SAVOBJBRM only have 3. There is an Command for SAVLIBBRM and S...
20 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

The use of a generic parameter for the library name does not work when trying to restore multiple libraries from a BRMS backup. At times we need to restore hundreds of libraries but the parameter only works if the library exists. We believe this is a FLAW.

IBM Development can review case TS015071289 for further reference and documentation. As stated, this generic restore option should work and it should either be removed from the command prompt OR some commentary put of the HELP text to state that i...
21 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Under review

Ability to adjust the desirability of a host within a host group, so new lpar deployments would always go to other hosts first until there is no other valid target host.

The ability to keep a hot-spare in the host group so that it's available in the event of the failure of another host and for maintenance. T he way it is now, we either have to LPM anymore lpars that land there, put into maintenance mode, or remove...
23 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to retu...
23 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

port infoprint xxxx2afp tools to PASE

the infoprint product installed on the IBMi includes a windows installable product in /QIBM/ProdData/InfoprintServer/Transforms/Install/Image that installs useful command line utilities like gif2afp to allow batch and command line conversion of i....
23 days ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Improve message RNX0351 with meaning of code

If an error happens during the XML-SAX command message RNX0351 is sent. And every time it annoys me that it only gives me a code -- ie "The XML parser detected error code 6.". What does code 6 mean? I then have to google it because I can't find it...
23 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration