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IBM Power Ideas Portal


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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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.
2 days ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

Improve time to get Full Sysdump in Highend Mission critical systems with huge amount of memory

As IBM we describe Highend Power servers as one of the most resilient and available platforms to hold mission critical workloads. Those servers have increasing amount of memory (several TB) and hold many workloads in parallel thanks to our PowerVM...
6 days ago in Power Systems Design 0 Submitted

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

HCM 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 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 10 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 1 month ago in PowerSC 2 Needs more information

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
about 1 hour ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Run SQL Scripts Db2 connections

It would be nice if the IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts tool can also be used to connect to a Db2 LUW database by simply specifying a different driver. There would be no need to use a different client. DB admins would benefit from this .
1 day ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Preferred node support for IBM SVC stretched cluster / PBHA

In a IBM (enhanced) stretched cluster or a PBHA (Hyperswap) implementation, it is necessary that the preferred node of a LUN is on the same site then the VM is running. Otherwise every IO has to go twice over the ISL's, because the multipath drive...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

Static Route Configuration support on Power 10 (eBMC) Systems

With Power 10 eBMC Systems it is no longer possible to configure "static net routes", like on Power 8 and Power 9 Systems (also with Power 10 E1080 with FSP) to attached satellite location to prim. and sec. HMC environment.That could happend with ...
17 days ago in Power Systems Design 0 Submitted

Upgrade level of OpenSSH from v8.6p1 to one which will pass scanning services.

We are getting dinged by Qualys that our IBM i is exposed to CVE-2023-51385. I have applied the fixes listed at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7123159 however IBM only chose to patch an old level of OpenSSH instead of putting on a new leve...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

ACS Run SQL Scripts needs a scalable dialog box (open file)

Referring to the Run SQL Scripts application within ACS. Selecting File, Open, then PC file to open a saved SQL statement, the rendering of the Open dialog box is terrible. See attached image. One third of the dialog box is completely unused The c...
20 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Submitted