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IBM ARE (Application Runtime Expert) should flag the directory /QIBM/UserData/ARE/ibmare/logs with ATR(*ALWSAV) VALUE(*NO)

IBM traditionally flags log directories with ATR(*ALWSAV) VALUE(*NO) since save while active of IFS data is a sick joke. This helps to avoid messages like these CPFA09E/CPD384E messages: Object in use. Object is /QIBM/UserData/ARE/ibmare/logs/er...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Monitor System Temperature and Fan Speed

I would like IBM to add the ability to check the current temperature inside the server (CEC) as well as reporting the current fan speeds. This could be an IBM i command and or IBM i Service, in either case it would like it to address the following...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Not under consideration

Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be mounted over NFS

Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be simply mounted over NFS. i.e. I have an external big storage, it exposes a volume, IBMi mounts it on IFS and then a tape image catalog (usable with a virtual tape) is directly mapped over it. use case: someti...
3 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration