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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 15, 2018

Viewing Disk Path information without using DST/SST

To view the current state and number of paths to a disk unit you need to go into SST.

This means you need to give access to a potentially high risk area of the system, in order to gauge simple disk health information.

Use Case:

Firstly to add path details to WRKDSKSTS, on one of the secondary F11 views.

Secondly to create an API and or IBM i Service to make this data available programatically
Business impact:

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 16, 2020

    The SYSDISKSTAT view has been updated in 7.3 and 7.4 to include disk path information. Additionally, a new SYSDISKSTAT table function has been provided. It provides an option to reset the baseline for collecting statistical information.
    This new function has been delivered in:
    7.4 TR3 via Db2 for i PTF Group SF99704 Level 10
    7.3 TR9 via Db2 for i PTF Group SF99703 Level 22

    Additional information on these SQL services can be found in the IBM Knowledge Center:

    There are no plans at this time to add the disk path status to the WRKDSKSTS green screen display.

  • Guest
    Apr 23, 2020

    This RFE is similar to 34519 but I am not closing as a duplicate because there are really 2 requests here, which are not covered under the other RFE.

  • Guest
    Oct 30, 2019

    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 - Work Management and Messaging
    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

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM


Allow "Display Path Status" from command line

currently the only interface to view the current Disk Path Status is in Service Tools. Would like to be able to see that information from the WRKDSKSTS screens (via a F-11 option view) Use Case: only way to view disk path status is to logon to Ser...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Delivered