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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Is a defect

DSPPGMREF with SQL

In SQL Services create a view or UDF, who have the same information as the CL command DSPPGMREF Use Case: get the list of programs that use a file ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

V7R1 should support newer SSL Ciphers

Cryptographic support on V7R1 should support the newer SSL Ciphers that V7R2 and up also have. V7R1 is still a supported OS and since most trading partners are updating the SSL certificates that use updated Ciphers, it means that the clients using...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 7 Not under consideration

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HCM should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
27 days ago in Hardware Management Console 9 Submitted

Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers

For Power9 Ubuntu was supported for Novalink. For Power10 it is not, and only RHEL is supported and it is not free. We need to have Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers. Ubuntu 22.04 is a long term support so it is worth ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM NovaLink 6 Future consideration

Call Home test for vHMC

At the moment there is no way to check, if vHMC Call Home configuration is working properly.As verified by IBM Support Case neither "Test connection" during configuration wizard nor "Creating a serviceable event" with checked flag "Test problem re...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Allow drag and drop for IFS interface in iACS

Allow drag and drop of files in the Integrated File System (IFS) interface within iACS. This would be similar to what is available with the Navigator for i functionality within IBM i Access for Windows. Use Case: Users utilize Navigator for i to d...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Docker on AIX

Docker is a technology that allows for applications to be created, deployed and run using containers. This allows applications and services to be built and deployed on any operating system that supports Docker.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration