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Retype (migrate) volume between mirrored storage templates (different pools, same storage provider)

Problem: If you have a mirrored volume in PowerVC (Storage-Template-A) and you have to retype (migrate) this to also mirroed Storage-Template-B for any reason, this didn't work/isn't supported. Most customers, which do have a SVC, are using mir...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Delivered

HMC should provide Disk UDID in Topology view and REST API

When querying the "lshwres -r virtualio --rsubtype fc --level lpar -Ftopology -m <system name>" command, the virtual storage connections of the LPARs are displayed. For a storage connection via virtual FC adapters (NPIV) the parameter "-Ftop...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

Allow expressions in CL CALL and CALLPRC commands

Allow expressions to be used in the PARM parameter of the CALL and CALLPRC commands. This would eliminate the need to declare single-use variables to serve as parameters. Use Case: Instead of this: dcl &Limit *char (9) dcl &CODate *char (6...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Delivered

Autosave Run SQL Scripts

A feature of some code editors (i.e. VSCode, SublimeText3) is the ability to restart the app and have it retain unsaved files and/or editor windows (code that is in an editor window but hasn't yet been saved to a file). This is a nice feature for ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 16 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Intellisense functionality

Customers keep using WINSQL instead of IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts, because what Microsoft WINSQL offers them outperforms IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts functionality. With one big exception, WINSQL does not have the cancel option. Use Case: In the SQL s...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

wrong adapter order after VM deployment

In PowerVC up to 1.4 when creating new VM, I could choose 1st interface, 2nd interface etc. In PowerVC 2.0 I only choose which networks to use, but I do not choose order - it's done by PowerVC randomly and it's a big problem. I have a lot of scrip...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Allow IWS to ignore extra/missing fields in the input JSON

Ignoring extra fields is helpful so that the RPG program doesn't have to account for every field that is being sent in the request (i.e. 25+ fields and multiple nested data structure arrays, when only 2 values are actually required). Allowing for ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

To be able to specify the destination vios in the commands rrstartlpar and migrlpar

To be able to specify the destination vios in the commands rrstartlpar and migrlpar, since, if in a same Power there are more than 1 pair of vios, these commands verify if the vlan's of the partition can be configured in all the vios servers and g...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

provide "between" operator in rpg expressions

Provide "between" in rpg logical expressions Use Case: if a >=b and a<=c ;could be replaced by :if a between b and c;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Add SQL Assist to Run SQL Scripts

Add SQL Assist capability back into Run SQL Scripts. Use Case: In the old System i Navigator, (the predecessor to IBM i Access Client Solutions) there was an option to Run an SQL script when viewing tables or schemas. When the "Run SQL Scripts" wi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered