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Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
9 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Upgrade OpenSSH on AIX to 9.6 or above.

I am getting dinged about CVE-2023-51385 from Qualys. AIX has this notice: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7125640 Now, IBM may or may not have done a dandy job of stopping the vulnerability. However if they just patch an existing version o...
2 months ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration
147 VOTE

Concurrent Maintenance for Ethernet adapter component SFP - FRU for SFP request

Please provide concurrent maintenance using own FRU = Field Replaceable Unit number for adapter component SFP for ethernet adapter EN0J, EL38, EN0H, EL56, CCIN for all is 2B93, vendor Emulex / Broadcom. Currently a FRU number is available for whol...
almost 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 7 Not under consideration

IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
9 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Submitted

Support vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation

Hi, The vHMC supports VMware and KVM. Where customers have an on-premises x86 based openshift environment it would be good to run the vHMC on Openshift Virtualisation. Our use case is that we are planning to migrate off VMware to Openshift Virtual...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Include support for newer versions of HMC, extending compatibility up to at least the penultimate version of PowerVC.

Due to the need to support HMC version V10R3 1050, we encountered a challenging operational issue, which only arises with the brand-new version of PowerVC 2.2.0. We utilize PowerVC in both of our primary data centers, with storage arrays from vari...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
11 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists
123 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration