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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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Support for 192 vCPUs per LPAR in a shared pool

The client wants to run 2 LPARs on a 192 core system sharing all the resources with each LPAR running with 192 vCPUs. The current limitation running is 128 vCPUs per LPAR when running in shared processor mode.
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 1 Delivered

HMC and Firmware Upgrade Media

Request the ability to order HMC base and upgrade media on USB sticks with tags attached identifying them. Request the ability to order firmware updates on USB sticks with tags attached identifying them.
about 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Delivered

CoD Automation to convert utility CPU to mobile CPU

The conversion from Utility CoD CPUs to mobile CPUs should be handled automatically in one step. This should be available as a panel in HMC and also integrated in LPM, so that an LPM operation determines the needed Mobile CPU and automatically inc...
about 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Delivered

Affinity Groups and VIOS Placement

When using affinity groups, if the group includes a VIOS, ensure the group is placed in the same drawer where the VIOS physical I/O is located.
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM 3 Delivered