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

CBU expiration warning

Automated CBU keys expiration warning process.


Use Case:

In certain DR enviroments, the CBU system is "cold", not running. To keep track of expire dates of CBU license keys is impossible when an LPAR is not running and is a manual process. In today's world this should be an automated process. IBM ESS site is aware of CBU keys to expire, so sending an e-mail to the primary contact person for POWER systems warning CBU keys are about to expire is important in order to have a DR available when needed.


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
    Apr 17, 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
    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.

    Today keys can expire without getting a notification from IBM and the user needs to keep track of expiry dates themselves. By having an automated notification of expiry would help users to keep their systems operating.

    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

  • Guest
    Feb 11, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. Improved customer service is the expectation -- all other vendors for which there are subscriptions will give renewal reminders.

    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
    Aug 22, 2019

    This RFE is fully justified. Our mainstream shops are often mid and small size businesses with a limited number of IT personnel. A quick solution will help these businesses to act in time, make their managements aware of their IT support and increase our "feel good" quotient.

  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2019

    A simple and effective enhancement that will help keep users up to date and ensure their business will be supported in case of failover. Can we make it happen, please?