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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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Support BRMS and IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i in a FlashCopy environment.

The problem is that BRMS stores information about the image catalogs and cloud locations and status of the media in QUSRBRM file. The QUSRBRM data is copied back to the production system, but the image catalog data and associated IFS data on the b...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Delivered

Add an enumeration type to RPG so that named constants can be qualified

Allow the use of the CONST keyword to define a datastructure as a constant Use Case: There is currently no mechanism for a complex type to be declared as a constant, immutable value. Providing this would also allow a qualified datastructure to be ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Implement new %POS BIF to facilitate soft coding of DS overlays

Currently if you want to redefine a portion of a Data Structure (usually as an array) you have limited choices. One approach is to manually key the names of all required fields into a DS and then overlay those fields with an array. This is tedious...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

%int() and %dec()does not allow blank character string

If I use a character string that only contain spaces or a variable character string with length=0 then %int() and %dec() returns with an escape message RNX0105 - "A character representation of a numeric value is in error.". I have studied the manu...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

AIX Filesystem shrink monitoring and performance #chfs command

AIX filesystem shrink can take a significant length of time for a large shrink operation (hours). During this time the filesystem is frozen, impacting applications.There are no tools to monitor the progress or to terminate the operation cleanly if...
about 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Add back to PowerVC 2 where you can see which VMs are using a network

In powerVC 1X we could see a list of VMs using a network so we could unmanage those LPARs so we could delete or make changes to that network as it does not allow you to do so if VMs are using it.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

HMC to send updates on RMC state

Tools like PowerVC poll the HMC on RMC state changes for VMs. With that it takes some time until PowerVC notices that the RMC state for a VM is okay. A different way would be if the the HMC can send RMC updates to tools like PowerVC.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Choose connection for ACS Printer Output

ACS Integrated File System and Run SQL Scripts already allow you to change your connection from within the tool. Printer Output lacks that capability. If there was a drop-down or menu option, I could change the connection without having to start t...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Port FIRST_DAY function to Db2 for i

IBM Db2 11.1 introduced a new scalar function FIRST_DAY to return the first day of the month. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=functions-first-day Please port this function to IBM Db2 for i. Use Case: Make SQL more readable. Make SQL mor...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

power supplies status check

We need a way to determine power supplies status for IBM Power Systems Server deployed with PowerVM and HMC in a remote data-centre. Just like HP iLO or old IBM's IMM (Integrated Managemnt Module for x86 server) displays a red or green icon per po...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Delivered