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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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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.

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Hardware Management Console

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Partition Virtual Storage Diagram - update label from OS400 to IBM i

The Partition Virtual Storage Diagram produces an excellent diagram - but it shows the partition name and labels it as OS400. Rather out of date
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC V9 Partitions table view to include column for IPL Source

On our previous version of the HMC firmware V7790 the display of LPARs on a server included a column for the IPL Source. After upgrading to new HMCs running V9 firmware to manage our POWER9 servers, the Partitions display (table view) no longer in...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Add pedbg collection option to the Enhanced GUI

Customer want to have an option in the Enhanced GUI to collect a pedbg and off load this to a remote server or a callhome server.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Consultant IBM i (Power Systems)

Use White Space on HMC GUI for information instead of a box you need to scroll in
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

HMC GUI Refresh-Button f?r alle LPAR

LPAR Remote-Restart-Status aktualisierensiehe TS005093069
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC processing of LPAR changes is not parallel

Forcing HMC operations that are not conflicting with each other to be done in serial one at a time is unacceptable.
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

HMC enhancement function

memory move timeouts should not be an error but placed as info or warning witha message stating you should check your server memory levels to see if the operation completed as the HMC gives a confusing message
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Open VM tool on vHMC

Virtual HMC is missing VM tools - this is primary a nice to have request to get rid of the warning in vSphere. Open VM tools are a part of almost all Linux distributions and could be included on vHMC OVA.
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

HMC Scanning Tool

HMC Scanning Tool - HMC is a black box with no IBM or third party tool we are aware of. IBM should develop a scanning software which can scan HMC and report the vulnerabilities found.
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 7 Future consideration

pUpdate utility for AIX or Linux on x86

With respect to Power HMC ( 7063-CR1 ) we do get pUpdate utility along with firmware. They pUpdate utility runs only in Linux on Power.. Normally easily available systems are Linux on x86 or AIX systems.. My request is to provide this utility comp...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration