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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 15, 2021

Add SSHFS support to ADDMFS

Adding SSHFS support to ADDMFS command can help mitigate NFS performance issues, avoid using UDP ports, allows to connect using a secure connection on Internet and compress data for better performance.

Use Case:

We could connect to IBM Cloud from our IBM i and save to remote disk using QANESAVA, share data with a PowerVS instance just using SSH port, could allow to share backups with a Linux gateway or NAS to send backups with just one command.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2022

    Can we avoid UDP ports when performing IPL from a remote NFS server?

    Is it possible to mount a remote WEBDAV , FTPS or S3 resource?

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2021

    Thank you for submitting this request however, we must decline.
    SSH is open source which due to licensing we cannot integrate in our operating system which is what we would have to do in order to support this.
    One of the concerns is to avoid UDP ports. NFS has an option to use TCP which can be set up by following the instructions on this page:

  • Guest
    Nov 17, 2021

    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 - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None