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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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Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Backup Node with different operating system

Backup Node and PowerVC Server on different architecture and Operating System. For example backup Node on ppc64le running SLES and the PowerVC Server on x86 running Red Hat.
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Update the "alarm" in PowerVC clock to show level of alert

If its a "red alarma clock it synced with something that has failed, if its blue its some info and if its green something good happened.Now all alerts are red, and one might think its actually something gone wrong.
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

password rest for BMC console inband account

BMC console inband id on 7063-CR2 HMCs requires a password reset to comply with our security policies. As of today, BMC console inband account password can be reset from HMC when it is expired ( chhmc man page states so and based on IBM case TS014...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted

Filter or column for when a processor is deconfigured.

The CMC indicates when a processor is deconfigured in the Capasity Montoring. (Total Inactive Cores) Unfortunately, this information is "only" visible in the overview. However, if you have many systems in the CMC, you cannot see which system is af...
5 months ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

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.
6 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
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

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...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Get Elastic Capacity on Demand CoD code via an api call.

This is the only missing step to a larger automation idea to automatically allocate Elastic Capacity on Demand to a LPAR with a shell script. I have solved adding a CoD code to a frame and activating the resource and adding it to a LPAR through th...
6 months ago in Power Systems Design 0 Submitted