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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 2, 2017

SMBv2 support needed in IBM i 7.1

Customer scan and find a network risk for SMBv1.
Refe to
SMBv2 is supported on V7R2 .but V7R1 still not
Now customer use R710 . for network security concern. custoemr strong ask support SMBv2 in R710
R710 will be EOS on 04/30/2018. Customer has 8 month to use it so they strongly ask R710 to suppot SMBv2

Use Case:

Being able to map network drives and exchange files with our IBM i servers has become a daily activity and it would be horrible to have to choose between security and productivity.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2017

    IBM i NetServer and QNTC will not be enhanced to support for SMB2 on IBM i 7.1.

    Support for SMB2 on IBM i 7.2 was made available on July 19, 2017.

  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2017

    Recommend customer upgrade to IBM i 7.2 or 7.3.