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Powervc 2.0.1.1 functionality to support Pure storage to create hyper swap/async volumes.

All those organizations which are using non-IBM storage and need to deploy VM's with hyper swap and async volume in different Halls of a DC (hyper swap volumes) and different DC (async- volumes)
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Enhance remote journaling service with restart option

The remote journaling service has no option on the STRTCPSVR or ENDTCPSVR command. This is also not an option in the new navigator to stop/start/restart the remote journaling service. In addition to no stop/start/restart options. When changing the...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
6 months ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Future consideration

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS. Use Case: We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. Wh...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 9 Future consideration

Other implementation of IBM HMC grafical vterm needed because Java webstart is deprecated

The graphical implementation of the HMC vterm requires Java webstart (*.jnlp). Java webstart is deprecated by current releases of OpenJDK en Oracle Java, IBM should use a different implementation for the graphical vterm of the HMC, based on common...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

allow lower security for QSYS2.MTI_INTO() function

MTI_INFO allows DB Admins to gain information on temporary indexes. The user needs *JOBCTL or QIBM_DB_SQLADM authority. On larger Systems it is not easy to grant *JOBCTL or to maintain the SQLADM for all users. When *PGMR user tries to get informa...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

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

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