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IBM Power Ideas Portal


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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Low latency interpartion communication on Power.

Idea is about improvement of inter-partition communication on Power. As a part of our internal PoC project we have been reqested to measure latency between virtual lpars running on one hardware ( POWER 9) and compare results with results between v...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

Implement a virtual SAN switch in the PHYP

Instead of passing a virtual WWN via NPIV, implement a virtual SAN switch and use the the VIOS FC adapters for ISLs. This would simplify the LPAR configurations (only one VFC per fabric, while preserving the redundancy vis-a-vis a VIOS failure/res...
12 months ago in PowerVM 0 Future consideration

POWER firmware start policy should have an additional option (when Novalink, PowerVC used)

Add an option to the Firmware Start Policy settings in ASMI to include an option to only start Virtual I/O Servers AND Novalink on a regular power-on.For a recovery boot it should start NO partitions or ONLY VIOS, but certainly not Novalink and ce...
almost 4 years ago in PowerVM 2 Future consideration

Move the functions handled by RMC between HMC and LPAR to the hypervisor.

Move the dlpar-related functions from the RMC connection to the PHYP. The OS/400 is already doing this (it has the functions, but doesn't talk to the RMC). Advantages:- No need for an RMC connection.- Can handle multiple tenants with the same IP r...
about 2 years ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

Add option to set IBM i Console Type in ASMI

Allow the IBM i Console type to be viewed and updated in the Advanced Service Management Interface (ASMI) on a POWER server. If viewing or changing to the Ops Console type, allow the selection of the Ethernet Adapter (NIC) location from the candid...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM 1 Future consideration

certificate request file from ASMI interface should include Subject Alternative Name (SAN) to support modern web browsers

Currenty the certificate signing reqeust file (*csr) exported from the POWER flexible service processor interface ASMI does not include a Subject Alternative Name (SAN). As result modern web browsers, like Microsoft Edge or Chrome with strict secu...
over 2 years ago in PowerVM 0 Future consideration