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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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Request for the additional parameter/function for detaching DDM from LVM Mirror

・Requested function: - I want to request a timeout parameter to enable users to adjust IO timeout to detach each hdisk from LVM Mirror configuration. - I want to request a function that enables a detachment of a DDM under LVM Mirror, in case its I...
12 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage

Environment:Power9 server with vios 3.1.3.21 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Provide option to bind SNMP agent to the Boot IP of the system/node.

If the SNMP service uses a dynamically assigned virtual IP, the reported data could be related to multiple systems/nodes instead of a single unique system/node because the virtual IP may be associated with multiple systems/nodes.
7 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Feature: disable "case-insensitivity" HMC-username for ldap user

Unfortunately, with the HMC it depends on the upper and lower case of the user name by login (via GUI and SSH). Often the maintenance of the username in the LDAP is not completely uniform. e.g. old user: -user132-Admin1. new user : -user132-admin1
7 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add option to append notes like confidentiality to an outgoing email

I need a confidentiality notice appended to emails going out from the IBMi to cover legal requirements. There are no user exits in the system that I can use. I also need to embed other information into any outgoing email to identify which LPAR an ...
21 days ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
6 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted