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Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the langu...
12 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

PEP 2.0 - Ability to disable/offline resources(CPU/Memory)

Currently PEP 2.0 activates all installed resources. This creates lot of issues with our capacity management, performance monitoring and high availability. Please have an option to disable specific number of CPU and memory on the frame.
over 3 years ago in Cloud Management Console 4 Under review

Need only minimum capabilities for PowerHA ROHA accessing HMC

When defining ROHA we have to setup access to HMC to fulfill various task e.g. increasing/decreasing CPU Entitlement and Memory as an examplt. FOr this we need to use e.g. HSCROOT which has full access to anything on the HMC including Shutdown a P...
over 2 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Lock CMNxx from having multiple IPs assigned

We have a customer system that we will be hosting at our data center and we would like to be able to block the CMN03 port which is used as the a LAN Console port from being changed to allow anything else to use it.
8 months ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Under review

Extend PowerHA Smart Assist NFS monitor

In a SAP environment configured with PHA Smart Assist. Do we get PHA hangs when the total cluster gets stopped. This happen due to the fact that NFS gets stopped before the SAP RGs get stopped.
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Under review

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

NX- And In-Core-Acceleration To Achieve Energy-Efficient Quantum-Safe Encryption For IBM i

This request is for activating in-core- or/and nested acceleration to support the advertised quantum-safe encryption also for IBM i.Other methods (as described below) are neither fast enough nor a simple solution for customers who use cloud or onl...
10 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Under review

Please port graphviz to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo

Please port graphviz https://graphviz.org/ to PASE and include it in the standard IBM Open repo. Being IBMi business oriented, having an open graph renderer like graphviz readily available, would be beneficial, given the graph structure representa...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Under review