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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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AIX Installer should look for automation instructions

AIX has the ability to look for customer bosinst.data files on media during the install process, but the functionality is inadequate and antiquated. The case where a customer only uses USB media to install a fresh system is not accounted for, howe...
about 3 years ago in AIX 0 Functionality already exists

Allow to disable NFS client delegation on NFS server

When an NFSv4 client mounts a share from an NFS server and has nfso client_delegation set to 1, it causes the rtcmd daemon on NFS server to establish a callback connection to the n4bg daemon on the NFS client on a random high port. These connectio...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 3 Functionality already exists

Add System Name to replaceable parameters for Message Monitors in Navigator

Please add system name to the replaceable parameters for the Message monitors. Use Case: This is useful when you are setting up monitors in multiple systems and are sending a message to yourself. You need to know which system send the message. The...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Functionality already exists

PowerVC

After having followed support recommendations about how to tell PowerVC to use the new wwpn brought by the new svc controllers, it appears that PowerVC is able to use only one wwpn (thus a port). This is unacceptable for me because that means all ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Functionality already exists

NIM BOS and mksysb install in HANIM enviornment

In HANIM environment NIM master and alternate master does not support NIM BOS and Mksysb installation for each other. So to restore NIM master or alternate master we have to have 3rd NIM master in enviornment
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

IBM should publish information how PowerVM is charged in Power Systems

There has been confusion on how PowerVM is charged and it causes customers to pay more than they should.
about 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Functionality already exists

Change JOURNALED_OBJECTS to only scan requested libraries/objects

select * from JOURNALED_OBJECTS WHERE OBJECT_LIBRARY = 'SYSIBM' and OBJECT_NAME = 'SYSDUMMY1'; When this SQL is run against the Journaled_Objects view, it scans all objects in all libraries. If there are objects locked that cannot be scanned, the ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists