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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2023

Tool or job to query ESS and update OS keys

Currently OS keys for CBU systems need to be updated annually.
Also, OS keys need to be either downloaded from ESS, which is often problematic, or manually installed.

It would be helpful to have an OS based tool that could be used to - from the OS - query ESS and download keys for the current OS level (including expiring keys used by systems designated as CBU boxes).

Ideally this tool would be something that the job schedulers could use on a recurring basis.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2023

    this might be helpfull to keep track/update the "new" subscription based OS.

  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2023
    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 this request.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Mar 21, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.​

    There is benefit in automating or assisting users with processes not performed regularly. This is not a benefit to the small and medium IBM i customers.

    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 IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your Idea. ​

    For more information about CAAC, see​

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba- CAAC Program Manager​