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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.



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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despite direct attachment (no fibre channel switch required) being supported for many FC HBA's on the IBM i. Only the withdrawn #5735 FC HBA still supports D-IPL from direct ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 9 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Future consideration