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PINNED Enable DVM Studio to be able to quickly capture environment data needed for problem resolution
We are sometimes asked to provide detailed information for a Case we have opened on DVM. Information includes the current build, IN00, trace browse, map definitions and sometimes the underlying data that is causing the issue. If functionality wa...

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[Installation and Upgrade] Install - Enhance symphony patch deployment to avoid interference among package downloaing for different apps/sessions.

Currently the packaging downloading on a compute node are sharing the semaphore for all the apps/sessions. If one of package download is taking long time because of file size or other reasons, it would delay the process for other apps/sessions w...
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 3 Delivered

[SDK and API] - Client connection HA - Client connection API should be resilient when SD's crashing, or failover or network glitch

When SD's experiencing some issues(eg. SD core dumping, SD failing over, or network or glitches), the symphony client should be having retry mechanism, instead of aborting.
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 5.1 3 Delivered

tasks pending or low number of running task with idle free slots wasted when using dynamic service

when using dynamic service feature, if one SI triggered block host action, all the slots on the same host will be in releasing state, and ssm can not get slot replacement promptly.
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 2 Not under consideration

NOFILE setting in SD service profile should not applicable to SI by default.

Mostly likely this limit setting was introduced for SSM to support more SIMs in parallel. However, it's not a nice implementation for raising NOFILE for SI as well. (SI may run under different OS accounts)
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 1 Is a defect

To reuse the original started SI if it's serving for the next task from other session, using the same servic type

When using proportional scheduling policy, we are seeing frequent resuffuling of slots amont sessions with the same service type, and SIs are being restarted frequently.
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 2 Not under consideration

to enable EGO resource close&claim for LSF jobs

the CLI of egosh resource reclaim does not work for LSF workload
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Delivered

[User Interface and Configuration] EGO - CLI - login to egosh without exposing password (RFC4492)

Need help to logging into egosh in script without passing password as a command line argument. Command line arguments are inherently insecure and can be observed by users on a machine from e.g. task mana...
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 5.2 4 Delivered

Regulation of the transport objects by data source per pureScale cluster within the JVM.

This requirement was raised in the old IBM requirement system in 2011. The requirement id was R2PRO00006740. The connection from JVM(WebSphere) connection pool- JCC driver - Global transport pool into the agent of UDB pure scale. The requirement i...
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / pureScale 1 Not under consideration

Implicit cast of decimal/exp notation format comparator to valid decimal value when DSNHDECM DECIMAL=COMMA

When the subsystem decimal point is a period, the following comparisons are treated as valid:WHERE = dddd.ddWHERE = 0.ddddddEnnWhen the subsystem decimal point is a comma, comparisons in dynamic SQL of the form:WHERE = dddd.ddWHERE = dddd,ddWH...
almost 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

MapReduce - Platform Symphony M/R to support Object Store (QA Project)

Many customers are looking for an lower cost storage options(similar to Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift) on Amazon cloud or Softlayer cloud and able to run analytic on it. Current option for storage that are available to IBM Platform Symphony Cloud ...
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 6.1.1 3 Not under consideration