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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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Add ssh key authentication type for HMC connection

Please add possibility to use ssh keys for PowerVC HMC connectivity, in a similar as there is possiblity to use ssh key auth type for Storage connections.
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add Filter on "Networks" tab on new VM Deployment window

When deploying new VM ; it would be great to have Search filter on Networks Tab. Currently we have +150 Networks defined on our PowerVC, so it is not very convenient to sort & scroll when trying to find the correct network :)
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Add LIC Resave Level to PRUV to Ensure It's at the Correct Level for Upgrade

We would like the PRUV tool to check the resave level on the I_Base image in an image catalog to make sure it's compatible with the hardware you are upgrading the OS on.
2 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Upgrade level of OpenSSH from v8.6p1 to one which will pass scanning services.

We are getting dinged by Qualys that our IBM i is exposed to CVE-2023-51385. I have applied the fixes listed at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7123159 however IBM only chose to patch an old level of OpenSSH instead of putting on a new leve...
2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

Addition of Critical Security Patch Comparison Features via SQL Query

Currently, managing critical security patches is a major priority for IT teams to ensure the security of systems and sensitive data. However, the task of comparing applied security patches with known vulnerabilities listed in the CVE database can ...
2 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Submitted

Show HMC Firewall "Available applictions" in HMC CLI

I would like to see possibility to list all possible Applications that can be configured on HMC firewall, on HMC CLI in a similar way as they are shown in HMC GUI (see atttached screenshot) Currently lshmc --firewall gives list only for the rules ...
2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

PowerVC - when configuring vm name results from namelookup should not be used for host name

A customer would like to configure vm deploy AND have A records that are invalid, Rather than fixing the A records in their DNS, they want a new feature, where powervc will ignore dns resolution response, for the A record of the IP to be allocated...
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

diagcloudconn needs more robust features in testing.

Many times when trying to diagnose an issue between HMC and CMC we are forced to engage IBM support to get access to such common commands as curl or wget or traceroute as they are locked down in the HMC. It is incredibly helpful to either allow ac...
2 months ago in Cloud Management Console 1 Submitted

Implement IO tuning parameter value for 'dk_closed_path_recovery=1' by default

Enable 'health_check' command to run on paths to disks, which are not open and active in the kernel, by default as to allow automatic recovery.
2 months ago in AIX 2 Submitted

PowerVC to provide the option to change the log directory locations to a different disk pool

Currently, PowerVC (and it's OpenStack Modules) log everything to /var/log/openstackmodulename. Our organization tries to maintain standard builds and doesn't allow the /var/log, /opt, or /var filesystems to be resized and are often too small for ...
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted