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 (

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 ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Hardware Management Console

Showing 350

Option to change syslog port on HMC

The default syslog port on HMC is 514. Why it is useful: Customer (major bank) policy, the central syslog server do not work with ports under 1024 How it should work: an option of HMC's chhmc command.
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Is there any option to sort the managed systems on HMC

Changing managed systems sequence on HMC
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Run multiple Managed System Firmware Updates Concurrently

To update the Firmware on multiple Managed Systems under the same HMC running the updlic is currently not allowed. Last night I had to update 5 Managed Systems and it took ~1hr per frame. It stated at 9:30pm and ended at 3:43am the next day. If th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Start/Stop/Restart HMC CLoud connector from GUI

HMC Admin with PEP 2.0 should be able to Start/Stopp and restart Power Enterprise Pool 2.0 Cloud connector from HMC GUI rather alway login into HMC via HMC
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Command to fetch VPD

Recently, after server firmware update, when the server was power cycled, it didn't came back up and the support team asked to upload the dumps from HMC. It was a production server and the timeline was very tight. So, now the client wants to get t...
8 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Managed System Uptime or reboot time - from CLI

I would like a way to use a command line command from the HMC to get into the ASMI and get the last Current Operating State for all managed systems we own. This will be used to know when all of our managed systems have been last rebooted, thus upg...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

command redirection for HMC rsh-shell

classical command redirection not available in HMC rsh-shell. ping > ping_test.txtbash : ping_test.txt: restricted : cannot redirect output
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

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.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Provisioning LPAR ID in GUI screen during LPM process

We just completed our test system migration using the GUI LPM. It was smooth as [Deleted] and worked like charm. One major drawback. The partition ID changed and not under our control. Thus new partition on target system comes up with random Lpar ...
about 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

create easy HMC update process

When selecting HMC management / updates, user must manually enter IBM FTP server data and select last image.Please change the update process for a mostly "automated" process including (if possible) a downtime estimate prior to updateing.Also the l...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration