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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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New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
4 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Enabling FDMI hostname visibility for NPIV

FDMI is most commonly used for hostname visibility from SAN ports. This visibility can be used for checking the hostname from SAN and for automation of SAN provisioning with end to end processes. Currently only physical HBA on AIX can provide FDMI...
about 20 hours ago in AIX 1 Submitted

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
1 day ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
7 days ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
4 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

SSP copy volume from one cluster to another

I'm using 2 SSP clusters and I would like to have all my images volume available on both without need to re-install them from ISO. Actually a workaround exist creating free volume "dd" the first vol to /tmp, ftp this guy to other vios, and "dd" ba...
about 22 hours ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Submitted

Enable Websphere http-server to serve bearer authorization with wizard assist

Add an wizard to configure the authorization to use bearer instead of basic
3 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
17 days ago in IBM i / Print 3 Submitted

Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
16 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
27 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted