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


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 (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.

ADD A NEW IDEA

FILTER BY CATEGORY

All ideas

Showing 3568 of 3568

Create a new GO SAVE option to save all the OS

Sometimes, when migrating a system to the cloud, we use a save-and-restore method for migration. We take Option 22 for the basic OS on Virtual Optical media to install using NFS and Option 23/21 on Virtual Tape for the data, because is faster. But...
13 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Submitted

Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i". Use Case: By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older f...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

System debugger in the "Tools" menu in ACS

Today you have to open the "Run SQL Script" to start the System Debugger. This great when you work with stored procedures, however, this is counter intuitive if you debug other type of programs Use Case: Open IBM i ACS, Click Tools, Select the sys...
11 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

powervc 2.0.3 without high availabity addon

You can only install powervc single node with available extension cost $399. I want to install powervc 2.0.3 on a single node not a high available cluster environment for test purposes etc . there for i have to enabel the high available extension ...
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

HMC backup image tool creation on physical HMC appliance

The current backup utility in the HMC requires the base image to be installed before attempting a restore. Depending on the version there may be prerequisite patches that need to be installed before running the restore which adds further complexit...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Virtual Networks display - improve the order of items listed, or allow the user to save a preferred order

HMC V9 and V10 GUI - the Virtual Networks display can have a high number of virtual networks listed. Please can these be ordered either by PVID ascending or by Virtual Network Name ascending to allow the user to organise the display. Alternatively...
25 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

LKU suppress broadcast messages from live update

When running lvupdate we see these messages on logged in tty's: Live AIX update in progress. and: Live AIX update completed. We follow itil rules for changes for aix updates. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all users who are logged in...
about 2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

Schedule report of missing HIPER/security patches(Ibmi/AIX(VIOS)/Linux

Easy check of missing PTFs/patches Would benefit internal/external customers with precise, clear and easy information of status of the environment. Saves time and provides info in an consistent way.
6 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Under review