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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 31, 2019

IBM i QMGTOOLS RUNAA request parameter enhancement

For the QMGTOOLS RUNAA command, add the value *IODD to the list of currently available request values (See

When run via System Service Tools - Advanced Analysis, the IODD macro supports a large number of functions. If the *IODD request can be added to the allowed requests for the RUNAA command, enable at least the following data values:
- getMeasurements <resourceName> [MP],
- getCounts <rscname>

Even better would be to allow for all the IODD functions to be specified via the RUNAA command.

Use Case:

One example is the IODD macro spool output being used to record and monitor the Read and Write block values for our SSD devices (i.e. IODD function getCounts <rscname>)
The collection and exporting of the data (i.e. into an Excel worksheet) can be fully automated.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2020

    A solution is intended, but no commitment is made. At least the theme is aligned with the current multi-year strategy. IBM may consider and evaluate any RFE Community feedback for this request through activities such as voting.
    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize it.

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 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 - PTF, Service
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    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 - Other

  • Guest
    Aug 14, 2019

    Instead of requesting this function by using QMGTOOLS, why not make this request to be allowed through base OS using a RTV* command? I think it would be better to programmatically run an AA macro through a function in the base OS versus having to install an AS-IS library that is provided by IBM i support as an evolving data capture/analysis tool.