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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 (

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Virtualization and Cloud

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Hosted IBM i PWRDWNSYS integration missing

When you have on an IBM i system a guest partition running IBM i, the vary on can start the partition. The vary off does not power down the partition in an orderly manner. When you run hosted Linux or AIX a vary of will shut the partition down in ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future consideration

IBM i OVA creation command similar to "create_ova" on AIX

With such a command migrations to cloud could be easier, specially if we could send the file with SSH or a mounted NFS filesystem. Use Case: When you need to migrate a system with a different language you need to create an OVA, but today you need ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 6 Future consideration

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Using Windows FTP server as in house cloud solution Use Case: Customer has a huge FTP Server area based on Windows FTP Server. Like to use this as Cloud Storage for IBM i BRMS
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 5 Future consideration

Command line tool to reset(re-ipl) Virtual IOA's

Our current situation: We use VTL connected via fiber IOA and VIOS . when a change is done on the VTL we must log into service tools to "re-ipl" the virtual IOA. previously submitted:Marketing Requirement Tracking number : MR0331154848 Use Case: b...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 4 Future consideration