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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 (

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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,

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  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.

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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.



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Dynamically lock IP addresses for use with PowerVC

Want to reserve some IP addresses for use by PowerVC and some for use by SCE, but that can change over time.
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Unable to create VM with less than .1 CPU in PowerVC

A client has the desire to create a VM with .05 CPU however PowerVC only seems to allow a minimum CPU size of .1 CPU per VM.
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

VM and captued Image editable comment field

Add to VM and Image a comment field that can be used at creation time and edited later.If it needs to be fixed length it needs to be generous, something like 256 or or 512 bytes.
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Support for Shared Processor Pools

From several PowerVC workshops I hear from customers that the support for Shared Processor Pools is a very important feature. Some customers they even can't start with that feature (to be license compliant).
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 4 Delivered

PowerVC does not utilize multiple IO groups.

PowerVC is currently deploying ALL virtual machines with NPIV zoning only to V7000 IO Group 0. IO Group 1 is not be utilized for client connections.
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered

Create a VM but with a blank disk ready to be installed

If I want to have, say, 5 operating systems available for deployable in PowerVC (a couple of AIX releases and a few Linux's) then I have to by hand create 5 LPARs, hand create 5 Disks and by hand add them to the VM before I start installing the OS...
over 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered