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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2016

Make "Navigator for i" more like "System i Navigator" still is now!

In the web based Navigator for i it is very impractical to work with multiple systems at once.
In the "fat client" System i Navigator it was much more user friendly to have all your systems in 1 view which makes it easy to manage and use them.
It is very in contrast to what most of tools do is to consolidate things and have a single point of management with tasks to manage multiple systems in large and complex environments.

Use Case:

The screenshots says it all.
1 - Startup your tool.
2 - A full inventory of all your systems in 1 view is shown.
3 - Easily switch from system to system from 1 location without opening extra tabs, setting target systems, ....

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2021

    This requirement has been delivered as part of the new IBM Navigator for i GUI interface. Details on how to access and use this new interface can be found at:

    The support has been delivered on IBM i 7.3 & 7.4 and can be obtained by loading and installing the Latest HTTP PTF Group

    IBM i 7.3 - Group PTF SF99722 level 32 or higher
    IBM i 7.4 - Group PTF SF99662 level 13 or higher

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    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

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2017

    Hi, thx for your comment.
    Well using the management central server is a whole different discussion in my opinion.
    This is useless in an environment where you have strict network separation between different environments (Production/Development/Test) and even DB/application/webserver ... The management central server on on of those IBM i systems would not be able to connect to all of them simply said.
    We would use the System i navigator on a single Windows jump host that does have connection to all of these environments, providing all the functionality. I hope it makes sense what I mean.

  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2017

    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 - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - iAccess
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2017

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2016

    Perhaps the Management Central designated server would be the best place to hold the definitions for all systems.

  • Guest
    Oct 20, 2016

    Attachment (Use case): The single point of management where you see all systems.