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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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PowerVC container based (docker/podman)

To simplify the installation and update procedure and get more stability. This also reduces the dependencies on the operating system/repos.
4 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

RFE for PowerVM for QoS with virtual fibre channel (NPIV)

QoS with NPIV requirements: Desire a way to control the relative host and related FC adapter resources that a VM can consume compared to other VMs on a physical server. The intent is to allow VMs with critical I/O needs to get more host and FC ada...
11 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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

Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
3 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted

Reinstatement of 'sed' in HMC v10

Hi , We urge the reinstatement of the 'sed' command in the next patch for HMC v10. Its removal (PTF MF71298 and MF71299) has critically impacted the functionality of numerous scripts, including ezh (Brian Smith) and eezh (Matthew Opoka). Additiona...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Enable volume sharing and set storage template on multiple volumes in GUI

When multiple storage volumes are being created or onboarded through PowerVC GUI, the volume sharing and set storage template options can only be done on one volume at a time. This is very time consuming and laborious job from the GUI when the num...
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
5 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Submitted

When 'chlickey' is used to apply a new 5051 key, set the Threshold parameter to *USGLMT

We use the HMC command line command 'chlickey' to apply new IBM i License Keys. Darn handy that, because I can script that to happen for every partition on a server! More better still yet, I don't need to sign on to all those partitions! Sweet! Gi...
30 days ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted