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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 28, 2022

Nav4i Node Display name

In today's world IP address are frequently used for accessing nodes instead of the FQDN.

For this the New Navigator for i is no exception to that rule, but when working with nodes an mane can be helpful in order to keep nodes apart.

Use Case:

In the new Navigator for i a node can be added with the Node hostname and the Node Display Name which does make sense. However, when selecting a Node in the new Navigator for i it is not the Node Display Name which is shown in the top right corner of the webpage, but the Node Hostname is displayed.
As you can leave the field Node Display Name unchanged after entering a value for the node hostname. By default it will get the same value as the Node hostname when you do not touch it, allowing the user to enter another value for the IP address of the hostname used you give him more flexibility.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 10, 2023
    An option is added to Properties for a node. This allows the user to select Host name or Display name. The selected choice will be used onthe top right corner of the webpage. This is delivered in the Q1 PTFs.
  • Guest
    Mar 8, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. It would be good if IBM can fit this in...

    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
    Mar 5, 2022

    IBM Understands this request and will consider it as part of a future delivery