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The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Validate storage for VM from a PowerVC view

We have some issues when storage is being removed before a decommission of VM has ben run from PowerVC ending up in the playbook failing since all storage tasks are failing. It would be of high interest that one from PowerVC could validate that wh...
15 days ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

AIX LDAP Client (secldapclntd) Performance Enhancement

Current AIX secldapclntd implementation consumes significant resources and provides slow respond under larger load (thousends of clients). More info in support cases TS009747392 and TS009832647.
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Submitted

LPM exchanges vNIC servicing VIOS every time

We are using two power systems with vNIC virtualisation. Because we want to know which vios is using which ethernet adapter we select vio1 for servicing vNICs running on adapter cards c1 and c2 and vio2 for servicing adapter cards c8 and c9 (examp...
26 days ago in PowerVM 0 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Add Native DCM support for ACME protocol (Automatic Certificate Management Environment)

IBM i 7.4 introduced APIs that support Native Digital Certificate Management, I would like IBM to build on this a deliver a natively supported ACME (Automatic Certificate Management Environment) protocol support to allow IBM i to automatically req...
2 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Submitted

Include the port in the ssh connection configuraction for the ACS Opensource packages Manager

The ACS Opensource packages Manager does not work if the sshd in the ibm i is configured to use a different port than 22.
8 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
9 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Package powervc like an appliance, either a hardware appliance akin to HMCs or containerize it.

We struggle to access root on RHEL instances as they are managed by another platform team. So if this were an appliance, we would have privileged access, as we would be platform owners.
9 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

AIX, VIOS and HMC Lifecycle Information API

Dear Team, Looks like there is no API available to fetch table data from the below VIOs and AIX pages. It would be a nice to have feature, If there is an API available similar to FLRT API.
13 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted