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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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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Improve performance of installp in general and RESTBYNAME specifically

Improve performance of installp in general and RESTBYNAME specifically. My customer, Bloomberg, experience very long times running installp to install the chef package
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

chdev on active adapter

Adding functionality to "chdev" to kick back "Device busy" when attempting to alter an active device.
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Oracle requires an Environment variable to use for 64bit programs (Java Specifically) to privately load memory segments

Product: AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Java v6 and v7Oracle 12 PROBLEM: Client Ricoh is using Oracles new "hot patching" feature via distributed NFS. This process runs 64 bit Java programs in the NFS mountpoint for the hot patching. The execution of java comman...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Request AIX to support %H as home directory.

Customer would like AIX to support %H for home directory. AIX doesn't support this function.AIX requires a user's home directory to be an absolute path.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

To Provide option in SNMP configuration to restrict snmp requests from specific clients .

SNMP configuration file should have the configuration option of not to process snmp requests from specific clients .
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Notification of Repository Disk Failure

When the SAN cable is pulled for backup node, repository disk failure event is notified. When administrator does a manual planned RG move, RG moves to standby and fails because SAN cable is out and data is not accessible. It seems like Apple would...
almost 9 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Planned for future release

AIX LVM lsvg command does not show if a VG is suspended

Customer experienced hang on data access due to the Volume Group had been suspended by some back up script. The "lsvg" command shows the VG "ACTIVE" when it should, somehow provide information about the suspended state. The only way to check the s...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

SPXXL test 3 - public

This is testing opening a public RFE and group view for the SPXXL -- can be "declined".
almost 9 years ago in Parallel Environment for Power Linux / Runtime Edition 2 Not under consideration

cpu ready summation metric

Add metric to AIX which would allow us to see the time a particular LPAR is waiting for CPU. This would be the equivalent of "CPU ready summation" in vmware.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

topas_nmon should record consistent TOP and UARG data for TOP report.

Current topas_nmon record the UARG data only once per process (PID) and it wont record the UARG data for same process (PID).If many processes repeat fork() & exit() in the time period, different process(command) have same PID but topas_nmon ca...
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration