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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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Virtual HMC Mirroring capability

The Virtual Power HMC does not have the capability to mirror the internal drives, a feature that has been available in current x86 HMC appliances.
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

VisualAge for RPG

Allow users to import VisualAge for RPG projects & build .Windows applicaitons - or Java applications within RDi Use Case: Lots of home-grown software written on VisualAge for RPG. Because they were designed from the ground up (and not convert...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

No parameternames shown after Ctl+Space on serviceprogram

Since we use serviceprograms a lot in our company, we need to know the parameter names instead of the parameter types when pressing Ctrl+Space in the sourcecode.char(3) int(5) int(5) char(3) is not meaningful to the developersWe know that the name...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

AIX instfix ran from batch leaves empty dirs in /tmp

I use below command instfix -i | egrep "ML|SP"| grep "Not all filesets for" | awk '{system ("instfix -ciqk "$5)}' | grep ":-:" to find if all filesets in AIX are correct. After some time, in /tmp dir there is a lot of empty dirs with name instfixX...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 1 Is a defect

Need multiple IPSec tunnels in AIX to the same endpoint.

AIX has a limitation in IPsec configurability. It does not support multiple IPsec tunnels, each using a unique IKE authentication pre-shared key, to the same remote endpoint address. This RFE is to AIX to provide this capabilities.
almost 6 years ago in AIX 4 Future consideration

Power 9+ Thunderbolt hardware support

In addition to USB support on Power Systems, Thunderbolt support will be welcomed in future iterations of the Power hardware offerings.
almost 6 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration

NFS4.1 support on IBMi

Hi I am looking for an help that nfs4.1 is supported is supported on IBM i. Also any plans of adding nfs4.1 in new releases.Requesting for guidance on this. ThanksAteev Use Case: Presently i do not have any use case for the same.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Please port the newly open-sourced Swift programming language to IBM i under 5733OPS

I assume that we've given the COMMON process enough time to percolate on this submission from 5Dec2015: http://requirements.common.org/powerbase/view/ideasIBM.htm?db=ideasIBM&Where=ID%20=%20371 Problem:Our IBM i development community struggles...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Add option numbers to HMC Call home phone number

We want to be able to add phone number options to the HMC Call home phone number field in the HMC "Manage Customer Information" configuration for IBM Support to be able to quickly contact the correct customer group via phone call on call home aler...
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

VLAN / Vswitch info from CLI on Linux on Power

I would like to have a command on Linux on Power similar to AIX enstat command; to find out Vswitch & VLAN information from OS CLI: AIX entstat example:root@capadir01:/home/root # entstat -d ent1 |egrep "MYVLAN|Port VLAN ID"Port VLAN ID: 4000S...
about 6 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration