Skip to Main Content
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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


My ideas

Showing 1508

Enhance the QCMDEXC Scalar Function

Add a Third parameter to the function. There are two possibilities. Preview – Allows you to preview the command before executing it. Display – allows you to display the command but, the command executes. This would be use for anyone that needs to ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

PowerVC volume_name convert script with 3PAR

When using PowerVC with HPE 3PAR, tracing storage volume_names between PowerVC and 3PAR is not implemented due to pluggable driver.
about 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

Need Working mt Comand That Actually Gives Tapes Status Information

Like EVERY other UNIX/LINUX out there, we need a working 'mt' command that actually returns the status of the tape drive. 'mt status' should tell us that the tape drive is: 1) Loaded or Unloaded 2) Write protected or Not 3) Tape position (at begin...
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Modify cache for system commands to prevent constant downloads of commands that prompt.

I often need to use ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE when supporting other developers. While working remotely it has become noticeable that the ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE commands are never cached locally and are always downloaded. I guess one could say 1o 15 sec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

A "copy special" option within Run SQL Scripts which will copy your selection as a single line

This would be useful for copying a query from Run SQL Scripts and pasting into a CL program RUNSQLSTM command for example. The query formatting in Run SQL Scripts is very useful for working with the query, but sometimes we need to condense the que...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Allow PowerVC to reflect Profile Changes made to the LPAR profile on the HMC.

This will be very helpful when changing any profile configuration on an LPAR. From what we have seen this is not working today. also when changes are made to a LPAR profile you have to unmanage and re-manage the LPAR in powervc. this can be extrem...
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

CyberArk integration or support

we use CyberArk for secure connection and as a password vault in our organization.Are there any plans to have support for this tool or have any interconnection to it?
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

mkviosbk - Possibility to break the mirror while backup

Hi Team, please give us the possibility to break the mirror while backing up the system - so we are able in case of DR to restore a previous mirrored system on a single disk. The way is described in this article:
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add Ethernet adapter e4148a1614109304 to AIX ARTEX catalog (for use with VIOS rules)

See IBM Support Case Number TS003577743 Unable to add VIOS rules for adapterPCIe2 4-Port Adapter (10GbE SFP+) (e4148a1614109304) lsdev -F "name:class/subclass/type" -l ent0ent0:adapter/pciex/e41457162004000 $ rules -o add -t adapter/pciex/e4145716...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Bring back unused IP address list

PowerVC 1.4 removed the unused IP addresses from the IP Addresses page for a Network. Please make an option to include/exclude the unused addresses in the list.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration