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errpt summary report type "T" column is ambigious

When you run an errpt summary report, the T column (error type) is one column. There does not appear to be a unique character for each type of error: I for INFO , P for PEND , P for PERF , P for PERM , T for TEMP , and U for UNKN. The P is ambigio...
12 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

Provide a V5R4M5 Virtual Machine Environment

There are a huge number of customers locked onto V5R4 due to the change in the LIC that cannot upgrade to new versions. MANY of these customers are stuck with no vendor support and have no capability of moving to anything newer than POWER6 hardwar...
23 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Call Home test for vHMC

At the moment there is no way to check, if vHMC Call Home configuration is working properly.As verified by IBM Support Case neither "Test connection" during configuration wizard nor "Creating a serviceable event" with checked flag "Test problem re...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

User friendly logging of any change activity on HMC for LPAR and Power Server itself

Would like to have a recording of activities like change,add,remove things for LPAR and/or Power Server in the HMC. The task window is not enough and shows only minimal change information.
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Defaults for Dcl-pi;

Parameters for programs and procedures are declared with Dcl-pi. Today it requires to to give the name or *N. But for programs and procedures that does not return a value - it would be appreciated if that was not required and could default to *N a...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

In addition to adopting authority to access data BRMS should swap user profiles too.

IBM i 7.5 killed some BRMS functions we were using by changing the *PUBLIC authority to data from *USE to *EXCLUDE. You may think this is a security enhancement but it isn't. Now instead of users only being able to see data we have to add QBRMS as...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Needs more information

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration