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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. 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 (

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Version 7.3

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enhancement of behavior of common data download in hybrid environment

With current design, when SIM fails to download common data due to network error or any other problem, SIM will hang there and does not sense the error at all. This error is quick common in hybrid environment these days. For example, we've grids o...
10 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 0 Not under consideration

Parent-child not preserving loaded libraries in onCreateService with StandbyService

When using parent child with standbyServices, when parent yields, libraries are not preserved and need to be reloaded. This is due to Parent SI performing restart, so all tasks except one execute with regular execution time. But one task that is a...
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 1 Not under consideration

SOAM_DISCONNECTION_TIMEOUT not working on SMC scenario

Regarding the issue of TestSleepJob hang when SMC is enabled, after long discussion with Yudong Wang in IBM, Yudong and dev team finally suggest to raise a RFE for the fix The conclusion on IBM is : The SOAM_DISCONNECTION_TIMEOUT was originally de...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 1 Not under consideration

Enhance the SSM paging logic

currently SSM holds page files once they are created and does not release the file handles or shrink the page files until SSM terminates. we think an enhancement is required so that the page files can be either released or actively cleaned up once...
about 4 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 4 Not under consideration

Change VEMKD Behavior when unable to access vemkd/container/event file

After receiving RFE 145547 (patch build 563255), there was an occurrence where VEMKD continually restarted due to not being able to access the $EGO_CONFDIR/../../kernel/work/vemkd/container/event file. I'm requesting a similar patch to RFE 145547 ...
about 3 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 2 Not under consideration