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Github actions for ppc64le. Let's make ppc64le a standard!

With the exponential emergence of ARM-based systems we think it is time to make ppc64le a third standard along with x86 and ARM. 1. The context The rise of containerization and cloud-native applications has emphasized the importance of Continuous ...
8 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL OpenShift (5639-OCP) 1 Submitted

Add user registry and TAI to RSE APIs

Hello, Concerning the use of Remote System Explorer APIs (RSE API), we currently use basic authentication + a session. This opens up many possibilities (IFS access, SQL queries, CL command calls, etc.) to all users (within the limits of thei...
2 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
1 day ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

Extend field in SSL trace output that includes cipher information

When analyzing output of SSL trace data, this may involve dumping the output to a spreadsheet for further analysis and comparison against cipher lists from QSSLCSL and/or SST (TLSCONFIG). The challenge when comparing data is that since many cipher...
about 3 hours ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Make managing ciphers in QSSLCSL easier using 2-digit cipher codes and use these codes everywhere

It would be easier to manage ciphers in the system value using the 2-digit codes simply because ciphers also have to be managed in SST (SSLCONFIG/TLSCONFIG) where the 2-digit code in required when adding/removing ciphers to the eligible list. Give...
about 17 hours ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage; dcl-pi *n varchar(500); end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500);...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Preferred node support for IBM SVC stretched cluster / PBHA

In a IBM (enhanced) stretched cluster or a PBHA (Hyperswap) implementation, it is necessary that the preferred node of a LUN is on the same site then the VM is running. Otherwise every IO has to go twice over the ISL's, because the multipath drive...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

Modernizing IBM SEA to handle Cisco micro-segmentation policy

CISCO ACI in conjunctions with VMWARE have developed the ability to apply multiple Private VLAN configurations (micro-segmentation) onto a single switchport. Normal Private VLAN implementations require the creation of the Primary VLAN (200) which ...
14 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
2 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted