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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 (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 Rather out of date
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow mount point on HMC for iFix update selection in GUI

In the new GUI a mount point on the HMC is selectable for both POWER firmware and HMC upgrades (where access to a remote file server or local storage device is not available). However no such option is available when applying an update iFix to the...
8 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Separate user attribute to enable only REST API access

To enable REST API access for an HMC user, I must enable whole WebUI access: chhmcusr -i "name=username,remote_webui_access=1" Technical users don't need WebUI access and shouldn't be able to login interactively. Please create a separate attribute...
17 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Add check in diagcloudconn command for any new opening needed

Since HMC is locked down and not even allow for nc command (for checking of firewall port openings) one has to rely on the diagcloudconn command. This command does not check the new demand for EP2.0 functionality, 59ee3f51-cc76-4da4-9390-fac27d6a6...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Enable encryption for HMC disks

Our understanding is that HMC disk data may not be encrypted as on today. HMC disks are not encryption capable and there is no workaround either. Please enable the encryption capability on the HMC disks
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Instantaneous consumption of IBM Power servers

With the great challenges of energy reduction that we will have to face and in the perspective of "greenIT", it would be interesting to me to be able to know the instantaneous consumption of the Power (and others) infrastructure . As requested by ...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Nutanix image for virtual HMC

We are looking into Nutanix as a new virtualization platform. IBM does not provide a virtual hmc package for Nutanix. Nutanix is a growing platform and other customers will probably also ask for this in the future.
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Automate pedbg and VIO snap from HMC

Automate creation and upload of pedbg and VIO snap from HMC via UI to optimize IBM SR handling.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Need maintenance mode switch for Power Server at HMC

When doing installation of new Power Server or HW Maintenance or FW Updates etc. it happens very often that the HMC is producing a call home to IBM. This is very true when installing a new power Server and HMC are connected to FSP /eBMC. But these...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review

Add additional quick property request for SRC

We are looking a for a fast and easy way to get the SRC for a managed system and partition, currently the only way to extract the SRC is by requesting the information for the system or partition which reults in a 12K (approx) download to get 8 byt...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted