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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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ESS: License keys

Trying to order keys for IBM i 7.4.Go to ESS. Enter machine type and serial number. Tell it 7.4. See list of software including BRMS. Ask to "View Keysheet". Several products not included on the keysheet. Revise to only select BRMS. Ask to view ke...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

IBM should offer inexpensive no-production-use IBM i licenses for discontinued hardware

The title says it all: for a nominal* charge, IBM should offer limited (processor, user count, use case) licenses to run the core IBM i OS and related no-charge licensed products on Power Systems hardware that is no longer sold and/or supported, a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

Include I_BASE_01 USB stick with All POWER9 systems

When a customer needs to recover their system, they need to do a "D" mode IPL. Without having the I_BASE_01 USB stick available might cause recovery delays. Use Case: All machines should continue to ship with a no charge I_BASE_01 DVD or a USB wit...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

CBU keys generation

CBU. keys are not being generated automatically in the upgrade processs Use Case: When ordering an IBM i upgrade on the IBM ESS site, only part of the process is handled automatically. IBM i 5770SS1 keys are being generated automatically, but CBU ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under consideration

RTVSYSINF / UPDSYSINF

1. Include changes to job descriptions and subsystem descriptions to the RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF commands. It's nice that you include changes to the system reply list but if the job descriptions revert back to the default value of INQMSGRPY(*RQD) ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration

Change the Format of downloads on ESS website to ISO

The industry standard for DVDs is ISO and it would be easier to have the downloads in this format. Use Case: Standard windows software doesn't have the UDF format as a source and makes creating DVDs more difficult.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

Add AIX LVM functionality to IBM i for Load Source Migration with zero downtime

Add AIX LVM functionality to IBM i for Load Source Migration with zero downtime. Use Case: Minimize downtime when migrating storage with IBM i.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 7 Not under consideration

Licensing for application hosting

Problem description: in a hosting environment, multiple tenants may be allocated to the same partition. With current license management, it isnot possible to define user licenses per tenant because the product definition & feature code(s) is a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Not under consideration

Need API to invalidate a license key

Using the license management APIs QLZAGENK & QLZAREQ, once a permanent key is provided to acustomer (expiration date *NONE), there is no way to retract that key when a customer wants totransfer their software license to a new CPU. The result i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

Hide vendor password on GENLICKEY

When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a license key for a licensed program), the vendor password can be seen while typing in. Please change the field to non-display so evesdropping is not possible. Use Case: When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Not under consideration