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Enabling FDMI hostname visibility for NPIV

FDMI is most commonly used for hostname visibility from SAN ports. This visibility can be used for checking the hostname from SAN and for automation of SAN provisioning with end to end processes. Currently only physical HBA on AIX can provide FDMI...
4 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Instantaneous consumption of IBM Power servers

With the great challenges of energy reduction that we will have to face and in the perspective of "greenIT", it would be interesting to me to be able to know the instantaneous consumption of the Power (and others) infrastructure . As requested by ...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

PowerVC group roles are inherited in projects

In our PowerVC environement we have a different project for each customer/application. We utilise groups to assign roles to users, with the current way that group-role assignments work in PowerVC this requires us to configure the role for each gro...
4 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Let RDi correctly retrieve compile results when compiling two objects with the same same at the same time

The problem is, that the "Error List" view is not correctly loaded, when two objects of the same name but different types are compiled at once. In that case only the compile result of the second compile is displayed. The first idea is to change RD...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Need ability to sync from AIX File system cache in memory to disk when needed

When having filesystems with multiple TB of size and have a big read/update activity depending on the size of VM and his %Maxperm when shut down AIX and it comes to the umount point it might take hours before everyting is synched to disk. It shoul...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

add feature to predict if "verification + synchronisation" will bring resource group(s) down of not

When you make a change to the powerHA configuration on one node you have to run "Verify and Synchronize Cluster Configuration" to propagate the change to the other nodes. When you do that the smit panels will give you the following warning: "Depen...
5 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Future consideration

Default parameter values for parameters defined with *omit or *nopass

Allow the definition of a default value for optional parameters so that rather than having to have to check %parms and use a second field as currently :- dcl-pi addItemToBasket; sku char(10); workQty int(10) options(*nopass)end-pi; dcl-s qty like(...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Future consideration