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make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Add native 2FA and/or MFA for 5250 and other interfaces to data

Data security insurance and other requirements are requesting Two Factor Authentication or Multi Factor Authentication access to data.
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Improving Certificates Management in powervc-backup and powervc-restore

The powervc-backup tool requires enhancement to incorporate a valuable feature that verifies the expiration status ( in the next six months) of certificates utilized for web UI, messaging, and Virtual Console during the backup process. Moreover, w...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Future consideration

Add bit identifiers to DCL-DS subfields in RPG IV

I'd like to have the ability to declare a bit field in an RPG IV data structure. In the C language, you might have a structure like this: struct _Gen_IOP_T { /*Gen IOP breakdown structure for MATMATR*/ char Bus; /* Bus Number */ int Card : 4; /...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Use 'IN' operator on %split to compare like in %list

When working with a list represented in a string, with %split, the 'IN' operator cannot be used as it can with the function %list. However, it is necessary to have this functionality in order to check if certain elements are present in a string li...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
7 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration