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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2024

Run CL command on several systems using 5250 sessions

In large IBMi shared environment it would be good to have possibility to run the same CL command in the same time on MORE than one 5250 session in ACS. Running the same command on several system one by one (for checking purposes or comparing) is really waste of time, while possibility of run command on multiple sessions in the same time would be a great feature.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 18, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). An option available today would be to leverage the macro support in 5250 emulator. As of, you can specify the initial macro to call after the session starts. You could record a macro to perform the CL command and make the macro available to each of your 5250 sessions. Then you could have a script that did the following for each 5250 session:
    acslaunch_win-64.exe /plugin=5250 /system=<your_system> /sso=true /macro=cl_demo
    We do not plan on providing any additional support for automating CL commands across multiple 5250 sessions.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2024

    My workaround is to paste commands into Run SQL Scripts. I have 15 lpars of IBM i.

    CL: my command here;

    Then I just change the connection to the next lpar.

    What about RUNRMTCMD?

  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2024

    While it is not 5250, I think you should check out Ansible as it will provide you with ability to run CL commands on several systems at once, including retrieve commands RTV*. SQL is also supported.

    As Ansible seems to be the strategic automation tool for most platforms, I would rather see that IBM enhance Ansible support on i instead.