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Information Server - Platform

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Encrypt password for scripts configured for TLS

I have configured my IIS to use TLS from the following links
over 2 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Future consideration

importing a job from project isx archive

as part of our data stage backup plan, we used to backup projects every week. but there is no option to restore 1-2 jobs in the current method from archive. can you include this feature for istool import.
over 2 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Planned for future release

RTC 6.0.6 connectivity with Infosphere Information server v 11.7

We want to maintain datastage code in Rational Team Concert by establishing a connection between Information server manager and RTC.
almost 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Not under consideration

Information Server 11.7.1 - XMETA support on SQL Server 2017

In IIS 11.7.1 we have XMETA supported on SQL Server 2016, but customers already moved to 2017. We need to stay current with IIS in terms of XMETA repository support and install IIS 11.7.1 on SQL Server 2017.
almost 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Future consideration

To have separate timeout configuration for session expiration of interactive users sessions and back-end batch processes

Based on the recommendation for large metadata import - Inactive Session timeout needs to be configured to longer timeout value (86400 seconds) as metadata import batch processes run for...
almost 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 2 Not under consideration

OVF installation media

Package Information Server installations as OVF files. Our I.T. team wants to deploy future version of DataStage in a VMWare environment. OVF format would facilitate that. Our work around is to perform a standard installation into each virtual mac...
almost 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Not under consideration

Adding the microservices tier to an existing IIS 11.7.1 installation

Add the option to install the microservices tier (a.k.a. Unified Governance stack) after the installation of IIS 11.7.1 is already finished. This is not currently possible as documented in
almost 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Functionality already exists

To have a feature to update multiple ETLs at once thru DataStage designer interface

The idea is to have an additional tool or feature to allow multiple updates of similar changes to ETLs at once. This has to be done through DataStage interface. As IBM support has confirmed, 'there is no supported way of doing it' currently. Curr...
about 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Future consideration

Better messages in setup to help on debug

I had a problem during IBM Information Server installation. It passes all the prereqs verification, than I choose to use an exisitng WebSPhere installation and it returns an error after discovering the WAS Profile. WARNING:
about 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Not under consideration

add option for BigIntegrate Docker (bind more volume, specify storage driver)

With the deployment of BigIntegrate v11.7.0.1 in docker mode, we are face to a lake of capacity. We can't add other connector like oracle client, SAP, or db2 client. We don't want to use JDBC version of those connector. So we expect that in the ne...
about 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Planned for future release