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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 (

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Add user defined fields to user profiles

Adding a few user defined fields to users profiles would allow customers to directly attach useful information to user profiles. I suggest five 10 character fields. having one field long enough to store an email address would also be very helpful....
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Not under consideration

Enhance VPN proxy function for HMC

1) We know the HMC does not allow the user to modify the VPN properties from PMR discussion * David Dilling & Nguyen Nguyen )2) HSBC needs to somehow route VPN traffic like this below. I used the term "VPN proxy" but really it can just be a no...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

api QDBRTVSN response time too long

I have a security feature based on library and group profile of the current users. the application is a very intensive client-access application.more than 18000 sql for the main job for a duration of 4 minutes 51 seconds. the feature retrieve Libr...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

IBM Connections 5.0/5.5: Make threads in the forums sortable by date

I have not found any "IBM Connections 5.0/5.5" in the product selection. Therefore, I have classified this as "ibm i". Threads in the application forums should be sortable by date. It should be selectable by the user whether the newest posts shoul...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

access swagger file freely

The web services server generate swagger.json files for REST, good news ! but as Wsdl are access free, the new swagger file are under HTTPAdmin, so swaggerUi and postman CAN'T use it. please put the swagger file under the context root (/web/servic...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

alt_disk_mksysb on aix

I was able to reproduce your problem in the lab system.- The problem occurs with EtherChannel configuration. - The problem doesn't occur with non-EtherChannel configuration. .To cut a long story short, it is a design limitation. The alt_disk_mksys...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Multiple Shared Processor Pools for each Logical Partition

Shared Processor Pools are useful for limiting the total CPU usage of a group of partitions. Partitions can be grouped by type (production and test for example), by customer, or to take advantage of subcapacity licensing.Difficulties arise when a ...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM 2 Not under consideration

Allow qualified values within Dim( ) keyword in ILE RPG

In moving towards more modular development, we're attempting to move our program set up values to a data structure however the DIM keyword doesn't allow qualified variable names. Use Case: Define a data structure:SetupEntries Ds Inz Qualified MaxE...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Display HMC information in iSeries 5250 terminal

Need to extract HMC information in iSeries LPAR Use Case: From iSeries command prompt need to execute iSeries command or call program to extract HMC information like HMC model, serial number, version etc. At present there is iSeries command CALL Q...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 5 Not under consideration

CICS startup enhancement

We observed that a running CICS instance RCU space would be overwritten even if a duplicate CICS is not started successfully. Use Case: Prevent running CICS RCU userspace from being overwritten
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration