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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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HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character...
10 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

More detailed user and role management in Power VC (based on Openstack Identity)

More detailed role and user management. In large installations and in environments with high security restrictions, such as banks, it is crucial to very precisely manage user rights and their roles, so I am asking you to expand these functionaliti...
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

SSO integration with Active Directory - Save and restore option

A lot of companys are asking for SSO integration with Active Directory. Adding identifiers with Navigator for I is not easy when you have 600 users... The option "new identifiers based from" could be usefull if we could add the kerberos regystry i...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

Reset RootVG PVID in Cloud Ready Images

Currently when Cloud Ready images are deployed, all images regardless of OS level have the same PVID for hdisk0. This can complicate actions like attaching a rootvg to another system to do an alt_disk operation. This is very common in the cloud (P...
6 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
6 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
26 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration