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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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Storage allocation figures@PowerVC GUI

Would it be possible to have Storage provider information visible in PowerVC GUI in more detailed level. (see example of needed information in Attachments). Currently most of this information is needed to be requested from Storage responsible pers...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

support for dvd-r

would be appreciate support for dvd-r drives in backup, backupios, mksysb and so on. Today is hard use and buy dvd-ram.
almost 5 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Future consideration

AIX to support the MIBs.

We are Setting up AIX servers network monitoring with Riverbed vis snmp. But Network related information is not populating in dashboard. Riverbed required MIBs for network information collection. We opened IBM Case TS002477994 and s...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

PowerVC provides insufficient details to user when returning error, Managing existing VM may fail if the VM was previously

This virtual machine is not a candidate for import because it was previously managed in PowerVC using a different project on a non-shared network. To manage the virtual machine, convert the network to a shared network
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Widen panel dividers

Maybe I'm getting old ;-) ... but I'm frustrated wasting precious seconds moving my cursor back and forth across the panel dividers in a perspective trying to position the cursor precisely in the 2-pixel (or so it seems) width of the divider, requ...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

V7R3 COBOL ILE PARMS Function fails when called from QZRUCLSP

When Called from a caller that does not pass the Minimal operational descriptor, the PARMS function fails catastrophically. This causes an un-graceful and uncontrolled end to the Program invoking PARMS with no return message. Use Case: When a prog...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Future consideration

PowerVC - AD Integration and Group Link

Request to add into UI to join LDAP / AD (With noted examples of syntax!!!!! ). With post connection UI wizard or connection under groups where you select a PowerVC group and link it to AD group.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC - UI Upgrade Component

Ability to query current version also includes notification of "upgrade pending". Where system upon check queries IBM site for patches or upgrade. Utility provides option to download and apply upgrade or patch as part of a wizard to apply immediat...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Define Quotas per user

Set up Quotas per user within a project for number of partitions assigned per user and/or number of partitions assigned to a user that can be concurrently active.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Cleanup after a remote restart of a VM when a system profiles are restored from backups

Assume that a running system was failed completely loosing its profiles and running VMs were remote restarted by PowerVC to other running systems. In above case, after the failure loosing profiles and VMs are relocated auotmatically. When the fail...
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration