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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. 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).


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Github actions for ppc64le. Let's make ppc64le a standard!

With the exponential emergence of ARM-based systems we think it is time to make ppc64le a third standard along with x86 and ARM. 1. The context The rise of containerization and cloud-native applications has emphasized the importance of Continuous ...
7 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL OpenShift (5639-OCP) 1 Submitted

Add user registry and TAI to RSE APIs

Hello, Concerning the use of Remote System Explorer APIs (RSE API), we currently use basic authentication + a session. This opens up many possibilities (IFS access, SQL queries, CL command calls, etc.) to all users (within the limits of thei...
about 23 hours ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os or TC1

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However you only get these tools if you have option 31 of SS1 loaded. Option 31 will no longer be supported as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/announcements/end-marketing-en...
2 days ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Functionality already exists

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage; dcl-pi *n varchar(500); end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500);...
2 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
about 14 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
1 day ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

AIX Security reporting tool

Since CIS Tool latest version (v4.x) dropped support for generating AIX security reports based on CIS AIX 7.x benchmark; There is currently NO tool, which would generate decent HTML security reports from AIX systems. And that is a HUGE gap in secu...
about 2 months ago in PowerSC 2 Needs more information

The HMC needs the flexibility to support a choice of MFA verification methods.

With a continuously more vigilant eye on security and an ever evolving variety of MFA options on the market, the HMC needs to be able to support choice in the MFA space aside from the PowerSC offering.
16 days ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Needs more information