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IBM i

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API or SQL Service similar to QDCRDEVD DEVD1100 to retrieve *lan printers Address

Currently the only way to get the ip address for a *lan printer is DSPDEVD and page down. We have hundreds of printers and it would be beneficial to our help desk to be able to find it without giving them access DSPDEVD.
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

5733-ICC - Add a LIST command

Please , add a LIST or LS command to ICC
7 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Submitted

Provide IBM i observability support for OpenTelemetry.io

OpenTelemetry or "Otel" for short provides a vendor-neutral open-source Observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics and logs. As an industry-standard it is natively suppor...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Correct error caused by Flash Copy -> VIOS_VFC_CLIENT_CON IDENTIFIER: B7BCD6A0 Description Virtual FC Client connection lost with I/O pending Probable Causes Client Timed out I/O or moved to another server during partition mobility

Please have the PowerHA Flash Copy Toolkit team look at correcting, possibly add additional delay time between the shutdown and power up of the flash copy partition to prevent locks, maybe they will see the issue in the code on their side
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Match storage information between WRKSYSSTS and ISeries Performance Report

Hi, As part of the performance monitoring activities on our iSeries, we are capturing the report from iSeries Performance tool and we observed the used disk size is different between the report from performance tool and WRKSYSSTS by almost 5% to 8...
8 months ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Submitted

Allow IBM i connection to Fix Central to download PTF iso image files to also use port 990 as well as port 21 for secure downloads.

My company has threatened to disallow a connection to Fix Central using port 21 even if it is secure. This would prohibit the ability to download iso image files from Fix Central to the IBM i. Right now if the command FTP <fix-central> SECCN...
9 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Submitted

Add Amazon Corretto functionality to Download Director

With previous Java vulnerabilities as well as recent increase in cost, Java is being decommissioned by some organizations for Corretto. Also, there are many institutions that have security firewalls in place blocking the ability to download ptf's ...
10 months ago in IBM i / JAVA 1 Submitted

Add the IBM i VxRy to SQL UDF/UDTF/PROC documentation e.g., "Available on V7R4"

When looking for SQL functions procedures, etc. I often have then determine if the release I am targeting is has that function available. Today I have to switch the IBM Version Environment dropdown to that release and wait for it to either show me...
10 months ago in IBM i / Documentation 0 Submitted

Add use of visibility attributes to ILE C/C++ compiler

When creating a C/C++ module (using CRTCMOD / CRTCPPMOD) all symbols will be exported. To control the exported symbols in a service program you can only use *ALL (export all symbols) or *SRCFILE in parameter EXPORT in the command CRTSRVPGM. For se...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

IWS should support boolean values in json body

IWS's pcml format currently only supports numbers and strings. It needs to be expanded to support booleans. There's probably a fundamental type mapping problem since RPGLE doesn't natively support booleans (other than indicators). In query strings...
11 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Submitted