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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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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:

Post your ideas

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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  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

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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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Performance Tools

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Enable Collection Services to run in Restricted State

Collection services should be enhanced to run in restricted state. Performance data from backups and other restricted state activities would be very useful. System monitor data (if monitors were defined) should be included in this Collection Servi...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Future consideration

Enable better time staggering for performance gathering and other tools

The IBM i performance collecting feature is only capable of being scheduled at the hourly minutes of 00, 15, 30, & 45. Essentially, the top, right, bottom, and left of the hour - which happens to be very inconvenient given other workloadsSince...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

We need Continuos collector capabilities on IBM i

We need real time smf extractor and continuous collector capabilities on IBM i systems similar to IBM z mainframes. Please let us know if it could be leveraged Use Case: We need real time smf extractor and continuous collector capabilities on our ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 6 Not under consideration


1) We'll like to use another jobqueue than QBATCH (we can't overrule the QSYSJOBD jobdescription). 2) The file QAITMON should be extended with 'Current user'3) The file QAITMON should be extended with 'Accounting code'4) QAITMON/DTETIM should be a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Not under consideration