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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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SQL scalar functions SETENV and GETENV

SQL has many ways to store and retrieve configuration parameters. Tables, global variables etc. However when SQL is not the only part of the loop environment variables is mostly used else where for common configuration. So where SQL interact with ...
21 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
22 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider th...
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

HMC should work as ntp server for eBMC ntp clients

As Pete Heyrman documented: The enterprise baseboard management controller (eBMC) was introduced in Power10 and provides similar system management functionality as the FSP. With respect to time, the eBMC time-of-day clock cannot be synced with the...
26 days ago in Hardware Management Console 1 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

Export users details, permissions, paths configured, folder permissions in a one consolidated sheet in IBM Sterling Filegateway

Exporting users details like username, surname, email, permissions, file system paths configured in FS virtual root, adapter level permissions, folder level permissions in a one consolidated sheet for the use of security teams/ CISO teams to valid...
27 days ago in Linux for Power / RHEL 8 (5639-RH8) 0 Submitted

Show pcmprocusage (deductidle) status on the Capacity Monitoring (CM) application.

CM on CMC shows uploaded PCM data, but it doesn't show whether idle cycles are deducted at the time or not. It would be great if: 1) CM shows the current state of deductidle flag on the HMC(s). This could be also shown on the Cloud Connector statu...
27 days ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Submitted

Native terraform provider for PowerVC

Terraform is an infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool that allows DevOps teams to automate infrastructure provisioning using reusable, shareable, human-readable configuration files. This technology is now fully adopted by the enterprise and b...
28 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
29 days ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Submitted

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
29 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted