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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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License IBM Cloud Portal Code

IBM's Cloud portal is based on PowerVC / Openstack and provides very good deployment and billing capabilities. Why not offer this code to customers who are currently using PowerVC in their own on-prem solution.
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Would like to have command clearing not needed powervc-diag logs

We would like to have a command for easy way to clear, remove and delete old or unneeded powervc-diag logs.Example: powervc-daig -clear
about 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

resources limitations for projects em powervc

when multiples projects are created, there´s no option to create custom roles for IDS, like an id that is able to add storage and deploy a VM but can´t increase cpu and memory.Other issue is related to storage templates, there´s no way to restrict...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC option to manage vdisk protection on SVC

Our client has vdisk protection enabled on their SVC vdisk_protection_time 1440vdisk_protection_enabled yes to prevent accidental volume deletions, this setting enables storage backend to NOT delete any volumes being accessed within the last 24 ho...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Copy / paste does not work in noVNC session for IBM i console in the IBM Cloud

In other IBM i emulators (PCOMM, iAccess) the user is able to copy text out of and paste onto the command line within the session. The text is available on the users workstation (Windows, MAC). This allows copying/pasting text out of / onto the co...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Keyboard error / red x cannot be cleared with the left control key in an IBM i noVNC console session in the IBM Cloud

IBM i console session in the IBM i cloud environment uses noVNC / Power VC under the covers. After discussing this problem with Power VC development they suggested submitting an RFC. In other emulators used by IBM i (PCOMM, iAccess, etc.) The red ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Define alias on Cisco SAN switches for VFC WWPNs

During a customer session we found out, that the Cisco SAN switch driver doesn't create aliases for the VFC WWPNs. The actual zones are looking like this:zone name powervc_lparname_e5475390_00000003_c0507608ef490258 vsan 99 pwwn <SVC WWPN1> ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Split host definition in SVC into 2 entries to avoid degraded hosts

PowerVC creates a single host definition in SVC and adds all VFC WWPNs (active ones and inactive ones used during LPM) to it. This results in a SVC host definition, which is always marked as degraded. Customers usually creating 2 host definitions ...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

PowerVC EfficientIP for IP and name automization

In our roadmap for replacing HPE Orchestration with vRA/vRO we need (as vRealize use) EfficientIP API native support for name/ip mgmt.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Kea DHCP Server

We are in need of enabling Kea DHCP server for PowerVC support.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration