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We request product support for C: D on IBM i on PowerVS.
We are seriously considering running IBM i on IBM cloud, and the lack of product support for C:D running on IBM i on PowerVS become a major barrier.
I think that the behavior of IBM i on PowerVS is the same as physical server, so please support C:...
Add detailed software version to .swidtag file
Currently the .swidtag contains version in V.R.M format so it is missing the exact Fix Level and iFix version. For example:version 126.96.36.199_iFix012 for Windows in the .swidtag contains version="6.1.0" and not the full 188.8.131.52_iFix012 (or 184.108.40.206.01...
With advancement of technology, Connect Direct needs to compatible with new OS versions and DB versions
We noticed that Connect Direct ver 6.0 is only compatible with Windows 2016 and SQL 2016. There are new versions of both Windows and SQL are available like SQL 2017, SQL 2019. ABN AMRO who is one of the prestigious strategic customer of IBM is us...
Automation of In-Place Node Renames -- CDU/CDW
Various application teams are approaching us for Connect:Direct high availability architecture guidance and advice -- or have decided to strengthen their C:D architecture -- after initial software installation. This is resulting in hundreds of CDW...
Do you have any plan now to support ARM based systems
Nowday there are more and more ARM-based systems，do you have any plan now to support ARM based systems?
Provide control over who can use the SNODEID parameter
This idea was previously raised for CDz CONDIRECTZ-I-8, however, it was informed by CDz L3 that the enhancement in CDz will not be able to work on remote Distributed CD nodes. Therefore, this request is raised for similar function on distributed p...
Allow for Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive
For Windows servers we need the Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive (Per Windows functionality, the service account needs to perform a logging event to retrieve the properties (access/grants/rights) that the user has. For financia...
Security enhancement in GUI: would it be possible to add GUI session timeout parameter which would lock session or log off user ?
this request came from security team/audit, they believe it would improve product security
Add appl.id & policy.id PasswordExit parameters to Functional Authorities
Currently Password Exit feature for Connect Direct for Windows allows to specify "passwrod.exit.appl.id" & "password.exit.policy.id" only in the "Initparms" section. The aim is to add more granularity to the configuration and provide an option...
Cluster Support and Certification for Connect:Direct Web Service 6.0
CDWS would be an integral part of Connect Direct as technological adaption of APIs increases. And when we want to have an API server, we would look at providing 24/7 services to our businesses. So we want to have CDWS on a clustered model especial...
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