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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 8, 2024

Provide ability to control SSL counters (in SST) from OS command line using an API

We are running v7r4 and find the SSL counters that are available within SST very useful. A challenge we face is that due to our a weekly system interruption for full system save and IPL, these counters are disabled and get reset. It would desirable if an option were available to set the counters to be a) reset at IPL or b) persistent and survive an IPL, plus also it was be highly convenient if there could either an option (or system value) to have the counters restart automatically after IPL. If that isn't possible, perhaps provide an OS command or program API that would allow us to auto-start the counters, for example during our startup (QSTRUPJD) process. We want to track TLS protocol level + cipher counters week-by-week and the challenge is remembering to manually enter SST each Friday to record the connection counts and then on the next Monday we again have to remember to manually to into SST to re-enable the counters.

So, to summarize, the ask is:

a) option to have [reset/persistent] counters when an IPL happens

b) ability somehow to have counters auto-started at IPL

c) OS level command/API or other form of control, so as not to have to go into SST.

If any of these could be possible, it would provide progress in the right direction.

Thank you

Phil Howells


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2024
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