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 Oct 5, 2022

To permit use wildcards in netmap

To permit use wildcards in netmap will be very useful in installations with hundreds of servers with similar naming.


Installations are moving to cloud infraestructure and the number of virtual servers are growing up. So you can work today with 20 servers named IBMSERVERCLOUD000 to IBMSERVERCLOUD099 and in few days you need to add more servers from IBMSERVERCLOUD100 to IBMSERVERCLOUD599.


Thanks



What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

The idea is that netmap can work with IBMSERVERCLOUD*** in order to reduce administration effort and to avoid large netmap file.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Nov 18, 2022

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have thoroughly review it with my team. Unfortunately we cannot support wildcard entries in the netmap. The netmap functions as the phone book for Connect:Direct and allowing wildcards to make them more generic would have unintended downstream consequences especially related to security. Because of that we won't be able to accept this request, but I would encourage you to open future enhancement requests if you think of other things we should consider.


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager