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ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Future price update should be reflected on e-Config

We see quite many price increase or decrease announcements with future effective date, but e-Config always output the price as of today. We want to have some mechanism in e-Config to specify the "as of date" in order to reflect the updated future ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

IBM i V7R1 request for S914 and S924 Support Also

It was announced that IBM i V7R1 will be supporting the S922 and E980 beginning Nov 20, 2020. Multiple partners and clients in the US and Canada have asked why the S914 and S924 are excluded as they have customers with legacy applications that the...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under consideration

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display. Use Case: It would save always getting out of WRKIMGCLG to execute the next command, then coming back in to assure it was completed - save a lot of back-and-forth time.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Future consideration

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

add licence keys from ESS

Please add possibility to apply lickeys directly from ESS. Use Case: ADDLICKEY *ESS using IBM ID login would be very convenient to apply lickeys.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

Enable IBM i system recovery using network image

Currently, even with BRMS cloud storage solution, full system recovery fore IBM i is not achievable 100%completely via network. You need to load LIC and OS initially from some type of physical device like tape or DVD drive and then restore rest fr...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

Add image catalog entries

Adding entries to an image catalog is always cumbersome however the API QVOIFIMG makes it an easy task but this one isn't available on the WRKIMGCLG screen. Please add this function on the screen so I don't need to remember the name of the API of ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

Correct Date format in Temp Keys (Remove separators)

*ALL Temp keys come with the expiration date formatted as: EXPDATE(2022-04-01) I do NOT care that my system uses *MDY s I can easily change my job to *YMD. And, true, I can change the DATSEP to '-' simply enough. Unfortunately ANY separator in the...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Future consideration

CBU expiration warning

Automated CBU keys expiration warning process. Use Case: In certain DR enviroments, the CBU system is "cold", not running. To keep track of expire dates of CBU license keys is impossible when an LPAR is not running and is a manual process. In toda...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under consideration