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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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Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC

When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Add feature to be able to add mount options to NFS cross mounts

For some our NFS cross mounted filesystems we need to be able to add additional NFS mount options. This is a requirement triggered by SAP. It also should be added to the SAP Smart Assist tools.
over 1 year ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

Emulex Dirver Support for the Emulex SAN Manager

Support for Congestion Management, Visibility of Transceiver Data and Inventory of all Power Emulex HBAs. Customers can do autonomous Congestions Managment who can help them mitigate Performance Problems. With the Visibility of Transceiver Data th...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Under review

PowerHA cl_extendvg

Today if you extend a cluster VG through smit hacmp or by command cl_extendvg the disk will be added even it is used already on another system.In non PowerHA environments (extendvg) this is avoided and you would have to force the command. In Power...
almost 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
6 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

Deliver emfc_power as command in AIX for SAN connection troubleshooting

One of the first steps when working with IBM is (after snap´s) is to run the command emfc_power to verify TX/RX/ levels. This command could be useful as a standard command also including 25/10Gbs LAN power status check, as maybe event driven alert...
12 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Add a new option on CRTDUPOBJ to replace the object

Create a new option REPLACE(*YES|*NO) on the CRTDUPOBJ command that will replace the TO object if it exists. This will allow you to use Wildcards and just replace the object. The use case for this is so, we need to copy objects from one library to...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Under review

Prevent vNIC Port Flapping

We recognized that SR-IOV / vNIC implementation have a different behaviour when the physical link is having problems. This leads to flapping adapters in some cases. Shared Ethernet Adapters (SEA) have different kind of parameters to configure to p...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review