Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling


This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2021

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 and CDU node renames per year.

I've created scripts for execution of node renames, which are basically just an uninstall/reinstall, etc.. And while it works fine, we'd love for IBM to implement and support a process that performs an "in-place" node rename; one that performs the same work as we're currently doing, without the need to fully uninstall and reinstall the product using the alias name.

What is your industry? Non-Industry Specific
How will this idea be used?

To facilitate the automation of a Connect:Direct node name without fully uninstalling/reinstalling the product, in order to promote a more highly available CD architecture strategy.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Aug 31, 2021

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with us. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team. Unfortunately we believe this would be very technically challenging to achieve and would likely introduce significant risks of damaged configurations across the distributed platforms it could be used on and causing outages. Because of that I must decline this request in an effort to ensure reliability. I would encourage you to continue to use the RFE tool to request enhancements in the future however.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Express Product Manager