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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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viosecure Firewall - add support for adding a whole subnet

Currently viosecure firewall supports only adding single IP addresses ( -address parameter) to the firewall rules. However, it would be good to have a possibility / option to add whole subnet sometimes, without the need to explicitly set each IP a...
6 days ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

IBM Cloud : Cybernetics VTL’s vs FalconStor for Backup

Feedback from Business partners on PowerVS environments == It would be good for IBM cloud to look at the Cybernetics VTL’s vs FalconStor. We are implementing Cybernectics VTL’s in several of our larger customers with success. Our customers and our...
11 days ago in Power Ecosystem Software / All components 2 Under review

Allow user interface to turn off server authentication in 5250 console HOD sessions

When configuring a 5250 session in ACS, you can toggle on and off SSL Server Authentication in a regular session, but if you create a 5250 console session you must find and manually edit the SSLServerAuthentication and PoxySSLServerAuthentication ...
19 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Under review

Use the Partition/System Name Consistently

The nomenclature SYSNAME is associated with the RTVNETA command since before Partitions existed. It is now often known as the System/Partition or LPAR name. While IBM does display the System Name on UIM screens and menus, and stores it within crea...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Under review

Add Adopted User Profile(s) to QUSRJOBI and RTVJOBA

Apparently there is no way to retrieve the User Profile under which a job is running when a program that Adopts another User Profile is in the call stack. For example, User BOB signs on and calls program XYZ which is owned by QPGMR and uses adopte...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 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

Automatic increase of maximum allocation value during resize of JFS2

During expansion of a file system the following error may occur: # chfs -a size=+100G /myfs0516-787 extendlv: Maximum allocation for logical volume myfs_lv is 512. In this case administrator must manually execute chlv -x <some value> myfs_lv...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

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...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review