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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 21, 2019

CBU keys generation

CBU. keys are not being generated automatically in the upgrade processs


Use Case:

When ordering an IBM i upgrade on the IBM ESS site, only part of the process is handled automatically.

IBM i 5770SS1 keys are being generated automatically, but CBU temporary keys are not. For this a form needs to be filled in.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2021

    Rudy, this is a great idea. In light of the strategic direction of better mobility and automation, we will keep this in mind and see if we can work it into the plan.

  • Guest
    May 26, 2020

    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 - Install, Upgrade, Licensing
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Automating the full upgrade process would certainly be beneficial, including the CBU.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2020

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    From the first instance of registering a CBU serial number and pairing it with a primary serial number, all updates of keys should be automated and automatically generated for the CBU systems. Thus avoiding having to manually request keys and updates to CBUs.

    Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM