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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.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

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despite direct attachment (no fibre channel switch required) being supported for many FC HBA's on the IBM i. Only the withdrawn #5735 FC HBA still supports D-IPL from direct ...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

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 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Future consideration

Support additional memory on 4-core server models. 128GB or even 256GB.

Over time POWER processors have gained capability. From 4,200 CPW on a POWER6 to over 20,000 CPW on today's Power10. When POWER7 was introduced the CPU went from 4,200 CPW per core to 6,000 per core AND supported memory on low end servers went f...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Submitted

Add IBMi Support for LTO9 SAS Attached with existing SAS IOAs

IBMi does not support the LTO9 tape drive connected with either fiber or SAS. This is very restrictive when wanting to use new technology. The connection using a EJ10 IOA works but causes issues and errors.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Not under consideration

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.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

allow QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset all IOPs

IBM introduced SQL function QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset ISCSI IOPs only. We would like to have support to use QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP function to IPL other IOPs (like virtual fibre channel IOPs - CMBxx) as well.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Functionality already exists

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
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under consideration