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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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Ansible Collection ibm.power_hmc: Secrets from environment variables, extra_vars and AWX/AAP secrets

Dear IBM team, the Ansible Collection ibm.power_hmc lacks a secure way to provide secrets at the moment. Could you please add native support for secrets lookup from environment variables, Ansible extra_vars and AWX/AAP secrets? This makes the usag...
about 1 month ago in Power Ecosystem Software / All components 0 Submitted

AIX Security reporting tool

Since CIS Tool latest version (v4.x) dropped support for generating AIX security reports based on CIS AIX 7.x benchmark; There is currently NO tool, which would generate decent HTML security reports from AIX systems. And that is a HUGE gap in secu...
3 months ago in PowerSC 2 Needs more information

chmod: ACL support

Not very well known feature of Linux is the possibility to set ACLs with chmod command - http://www.mtitek.com/tutorials/linux/fileperm_chmod_acl.php even if there are special ACL commands like setfacl and getfacl. The feature is used in some Ansi...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

chmod: add reference option

Sometimes it is useful to set permissions the same way as they already set on one of the files. In Linux it is possible to do the operation with --reference option to provide a reference file with permissions already set. Linux example: # ls -ltot...
4 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

For AJS, the notification message setting item cannot be set for double-byte characters.

This is an event when adding a job in AJS on the 5250 screen.The Notification Message item is set to type A, and double-byte characters cannot be set.Double-byte character input is important in Japanese environment. Please let us know how to solve...
26 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

SQL Function to Create Spool File

Add SQL function to output query results directly to a spool file. This would be really helpful for simple ad hoc queries and eliminate the need to create an RPG program or dumping query results to an outfile and then using RUNQRY over the outfile...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Needs more information

DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

HMC automated installation

It's possible to have option for fully automated installation physical HMC and virtual HMC ? This is time consuming in case IBM support request as part of solution reinstallation of HMC code and restore configuration from backup. It will simplify ...
27 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add column for IP address when looking up Writers and Remote Writers

Finding and changing the IP address of a printer on a device description or an output queue has been traditionally very difficult to do, especially in an environment with lots of printers and no one knows the name of the printer on IBM i. I would ...
16 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

lsdev should show the correct storage type

lsdev shows for an FS9500 storage (and also other newer storages) still "IBM 2076 FC disk", which is very old and missleading. The command should give the correct type, for example 4666 for an FS9500 storage. $ lsdev -Cl hdisk420hdisk420 Available...
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Submitted