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189 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 6, 2022

Add BRMS & AJS to the new Navigator for i

The New Navigator for i is brilliant. Today we are forced to use the heritage Navigator for i if we want to maintain BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler.

BRMS and AJS need to be part of the New Navigator for i as soon as possible, removing the need to go back to the heritage Navigator for i.

Use Case:

Having to do system management tasks through different interfaces makes life more complex.

As we honestly do not see 5250 emulation as a valid alternative for managing BRMS and AJS in the year 2022.

Apart from that for AJS that is not even possible when using the "enable" functionality of AJS.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2022
    It is unthinkable for my daily work to do without AJS and BRMS. The interface of both must be updated, handle the scheduled jobs (> 70) and manage BRMS by green screen seems like a setback after already losing usability with the jump from the Windows client to the Web interface. We pay for the software each renewal and we want to continue to have improvements.
  • Guest
    Aug 30, 2022

    now that IBM has made AJS "no extra charge" option, there will be more customers embrace it. a working GUI is very important to make sure customers are satisfied with the software

  • Guest
    Aug 22, 2022

    Hello everyone, this is just embarrassing. When will the necessary AJS and BRMS plugins be available for the latest Navigator? Hopefully before the final discontinuation of the IBM i.

  • Guest
    Aug 22, 2022

    Hallo alle, das ist nur noch peinlich. Wann wird es die notwendigen AJS- und BRMS-Plugins für den neusten Navigator geben? Hoffentich noch vor der endgültigen Abkündigung der IBM i.

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2022

    Hi All,

    For me, the graphical side is mandatory, as there is no possibility to use the 5250 to omit links, only using the graphical interface. Now with the new Navigator for i, i have no way to add, change or omit links or any other object. Need to start heritage to do that. Make no sense. from my point of view, BRMS add-in is mandatory in the new Navigator for i.

  • Guest
    Jun 27, 2022

    Completely agree, I feel like this "new" navigator was a step back. We are BRMS and AJS user and have been forced to keep the "old" navigator. Functions like Work flow Manager (in AJS/IBM i v7.3) are only available in IBM Navigator for i interface (heritage navigator).

  • Guest
    May 16, 2022

    agreed. We use this extensively and must rid ourselves of the Log4j exposure in "heritage" navigator, however cannot reasonably do so unless this functionality is included in "new" navigator.

  • Guest
    May 13, 2022

    Adding BRMS and AJS to the new Navigator would be a great job. We are trying to push our clients to the new Navigator but many of them use at least BRMS and it became a focal point managing the systems.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2022

    With the BRMS plugin in Navigator the only way to manage omits, it isn't feasible to not have access to this function without using unsupported software. We actually use the 5250 menus to manage BRMS and have been frustrated that we had to use a different interface for this function in the past but to not even have it available either way is not cool.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2022

    Some function are not available using CL or 5250 menu and have to be made available soon.

  • Guest
    May 9, 2022

    I echo in the Year 2022, for IBM to expect us to revert back to 5250 emulation for system management is absurd. They spent years shepherding us away from the Windows Client by ending support for that product and wanting us to embrace the Navigator for i product. Now they are going to end support of the Heritiage client by the end of 2022. The new interface is a poor replacement as it exists right now. AJS and BRMS graphical management needs to be a primary function included.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2022

    When working with thousands of jobs in AJS or doing daily BRMS tasks having a GUI is a must.

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.
    It should be addressed as part of a migration from the heritage Navigator for i to the new Navigator for i.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. These are key functions that must be incorporated into the new Navigator interface to increase adoption and have a full solution -- there are significant security requirements to get off from the old Navigator interface.

    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

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 3, 2022

    IBM understands this requirement.


Please add BRMS plug in to new Navigator

Need to have BRMS plug in new Navigator
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration