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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.

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Policy-based High Availability (HA) support in PowerVC

Policy-based High Availability (HA) provides a solution for two Storage Systems in different locations where the storage will automatically remain accessible to hosts if there is an event that impacts the infrastructure and makes one of the system...
23 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

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...
22 days ago in Power Ecosystem Software / All components 0 Submitted

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 ...
7 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

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...
28 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 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...
16 days ago in IBM i / System Management 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...
28 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

See progress of RGZPFM

When you do a RGZPFM can we see the progress in the joblog? or somewhere we could see how much progress is being made. This will help gauging how long a reorg will take.
3 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

add email importance to the SNDSMTPEMM command

There is currently no way to flag an email with high importance in the IBMi SNDSMTPEMM command. The old SNDDST command had 2 additional options that are not included in SNDSMTPEMM. Content importance . . . . . . . *NORMAL *NORMAL, *LOW, *HIGH Prio...
3 days ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Submitted

adding python packages in ACL list

In order to demonstrate to customers that iSeries systems are usable in multiple environments, I developed in RPGLE some applications that use python packages to generate excel formats (xlsx), to read/write information to different databases or to...
3 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted