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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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In the run sql scripts window, save the open tabs so that they can be reopened automatically.

In the run sql scripts window, several tabs are often open. When you're working on them for several days in a row, it's tedious to have to reopen them each time you start the window.It would be very useful to be able to indicate whether or not you...
24 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Powervc should warn the administrator about disruptive operations

In some cases powervc can initiate a disruptive change when performing a seemingly non invasive operation, such as adding a new volume. It performs the change in the background that can cause an outage of the VM, for example when zonemanager decid...
24 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Restore integrated execution of sql

with 9.8, you have to open your code separately in iACS RSS rather than just <F5> to execute the sql with RDi RSE
25 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Remember the last pad the user was on when the popup keypad was last closed

I categorize my macros on the popup keypad by pad. It would be handy to be able to set an option to retain the last used pad. So, the next time I open the popup keypad and the previous time I had it open I ran a macro on pad 2 for instance, it wou...
25 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Functionality already exists

Allow user interface to turn off server authentication in 5250 console HOD sessions

When configuring a 5250 session in ACS, you can toggle on and off SSL Server Authentication in a regular session, but if you create a 5250 console session you must find and manually edit the SSLServerAuthentication and PoxySSLServerAuthentication ...
27 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Preferred node support for IBM SVC stretched cluster / PBHA

In a IBM (enhanced) stretched cluster or a PBHA (Hyperswap) implementation, it is necessary that the preferred node of a LUN is on the same site then the VM is running. Otherwise every IO has to go twice over the ISL's, because the multipath drive...
27 days ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

please update ICU libraries

Please update ICU libraries on the machine. They are simply too old. Looking into QICU library there are ten years ago versions. By the way, the ICU project is maintained by IBM itself. ICU is published and enlisted in the public API of the system...
28 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Submitted

Publish API(s) to perform the work done via CLI command powervc-edit-scg

For automation. And not needing elevated access to OSI.
28 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

cascading storage groups for EMC/Dell storage should be an option, not forced.

Sometime back IBM changed PowerVC to force cascading storage groups which caused extreme difficulty to the point of making PowerVC unusable in our EMC Storage array environment. Even after redommissioning PowerVC (with regret), we were migrating 5...
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add tags found in HMC frame and LPARs to PowerVC

By allowing PowerVC to utilize the tags created in the HMC it would provide a consistent tag "naming" standard across the two products and save time.
about 1 month ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted