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143 VOTE

Concurrent Maintenance for Ethernet adapter component SFP - FRU for SFP request

Please provide concurrent maintenance using own FRU = Field Replaceable Unit number for adapter component SFP for ethernet adapter EN0J, EL38, EN0H, EL56, CCIN for all is 2B93, vendor Emulex / Broadcom. Currently a FRU number is available for whol...
about 2 years ago in Systems Design 5 Submitted

New IBM i Service for SMTP

I would like an IBM i Service to view and manage the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) on IBM i. Ideally this service would not only allow a user to view and or modify the configuration of SMTP but also to view the Email History stored within t...
6 months ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Future consideration

PowerVC HA Architecture for 2 Node Clusters/Sites

For customers with just 2 sites, a PowerVC Multi-Node implementation with just 2 nodes and STONITH is needed to have a proper working high availability solution. Installing PowerVC Multi-Node with 3 nodes in just 2 sites will always end up in the ...
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted
109 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

AIX secldapclntd and LDAP load module should successfully recognize and interpret the FreeIPA time stamp format

FreeIPA LDAP server, also know as Red Hat Identity Management, software stores password change time stamps in this format: krbLastPwdChange: 20200929123058Z That appears to be a YYYMMDDhhmmss format. AIX's secldapclntd LDAP client and LDAP load mo...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange

To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These new ciphers should be supported by the ftpd.
over 1 year ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
7 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

openBMC and HMC, report also power is back.

We often get support calls and HMC events stating PSU / power supply issues has been detected. When the power is back we dont get that event / info which then needs more work for admins to check and close event.
7 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Support 64bit OpenSSL libraries on i7.4

With the release of i7.5 the OS delivered OpenSSL PASE libraries are compatible with 64 bit applications, but for releases prior to i7.5 they are only compatible with 32bit linkage.As most applications are being built as 64bit architecture binarie...
13 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

vNIC redundant backing devices in each VIOS

In the latest version of PowerVC 2.0.2.1 it is possible during deployment to select two redundant SR-IOV networks. With that PowerVC will create two vNIC backing devices, one in each VIO (assuming two VIOS). Especially CSI customers want to have m...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted