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Power10 IBM i S1014 4-core SW group P05, is currently limited to 64 GB, should be expanded to at least 256 GB.

It's really very necessary this change because all application need more resources specially memory; before 64 GB they were enough, now not anymore.
19 days ago in IBM i / Hardware 0 Submitted

1 Core - 25 user S1022s P05 software tier

As a follow on to the one core S812 & S912 for a small footprint for small users.
10 days ago in IBM i / Hardware 0 Submitted

D-IPL from direct attached FC tape, no HMC

a) D-IPL from direct attached fibre channel tape is no longer supported, despite direct attachment (no fibre channel switch required) being supported for many FC HBA's on the IBM i. Only the withdrawn #5735 FC HBA still supports D-IPL from direct ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 8 Future consideration

Native video card, mouse and keyboard support

similar to AIX under IBMi this feature will add to having a physical master console not affected by network or configuration issues
3 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under consideration

IBM i tape virtualization for TS3500

IBM i 7.4 TR2 added tape library virtualization from host to client partitions. This works VERY WELL with out TS4300 tape libraries. We are looking at migrating to a VTL solution, and that solution presents as a TS3500 tape library. Can support fo...
5 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Future consideration

520 Byte Sector Storage Support on EXP24SX

EXP24SX expansion unit should support 520 byte sector storage devices (both HDD and SSD) for IBM i. Only 4K byte storage is currently supported, but sales team needs to pay special attention to its performance, which may spoil their productivity. ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

incorrect conversion of the serial number for tape libraries

The serial numbers of tape libraries are only taken over correctly in the Hardware Service Manager if they are hexadecimal.Since the serial numbers of the newer devices now also use letters outside of A..F, i.e. G..Z, these are displayed as "0".Th...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Future consideration

provide command to reset (IPL) CMBxx adapter

Please provide command to reset hardware adapter from command line rather than need to sign on to SST, go to hardware service manager, search for correct adapter and IPL I/O processor. Use Case: As we see more and more LPARs being virtualized (NPI...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under consideration

Internal LTO Tape for Power9

In the new generation of POWER9 hardware, there is an internal RDX device. While the RDX is a lower cost device, it is extremely slow. Why in the same location, can't an Internal LTOx tape drive be put in. Similar to a 5736 that was put into the P...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Not under consideration

Allow IBMi to be supported on E950 Power 9 Server

We would like to see the IBM i Operating system being supported on the E950 Servers Use Case: We have several IBM i Servers that the best fit would be a E950 server, can the E950 be confirmed as supporting IBM i please?
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Not under consideration