Skip to Main Content
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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.



Hardware Management Console

Showing 283 of 3673

Ability to download and generate HMC logs from the GUI

It would be useful to both have the ability to generate and download HMC system logs from the HMC GUI rather than resorting to the CLI when troubleshooting an issue with IBM. Also the ability to see logs in /tmp so these can be cleaned up by the u...
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

Allow dual HMC to manage each others BMC for updates

Currently, POWER based HMCs require an extra Linux based ppc64le LPAR in order to update the BMC on the HMC without a browser. In a dual HMC environment the opposite HMC should be allowed to update the HMC BMC.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

RAID Rebuild Status on HMC

After a defective disk has been replaced, the HMC user cannot see the status or progress of the RAID rebuilt. Only "lshmc -h" is available, to see the following status "degraded | n/a | enabled".However, this is essential for the further use of th...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

customer requests to enable "classic view" on HMC v9

Our customer Zurich Insurance(HongKong) IT manager requested to enable "classic view" on HMC v9. This function was exist in v7 and v8. But they didn't understand why the feature was disabled in v9 which had caused them a lot of additional workload...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Partitions table view select column to sort save to preferences

The table view of Partitions defaults to sorting by name. It would be helpful if when user sorts on another column that the change is both persistent when returning to this screen and/or saved with user preferences.
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

HMC Key Length of Self Signed Certificates

According to our information, at the moment and on the latest HMC version (V9R2M950) the key length of self signed certificates is fix and 2048 Bit (RSA) and 256 Bit (ECC), respectively
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

updlic extend with meaningful functions/messages

A.updlic extend with meaningful functionsi.e. for explicit FW download against pci card like UI already have implemented.updlic -m MS -o a -t io -l latest -p Partition-ID -s SLOT-l latest -r disk B.updlic extend with meaningful message for pending...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add the ability to split out the 5250 firewall rule so that non-secure ports can be disabled or blocked while allowing the secure connection through.

We had a request from the ISERIES Team to block non-secure 5250 connections. we were not able to satisfy this request due to the restrictions on the HMC Firewall.
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Certificate used on port 9920

Port 9920:"Certificate lifespan is longer than 5 years - cert of IBMNot options to used my or cut to short lifespan to 820 days.
almost 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

Add shared processor pool to partition table view

Add the shared processor pool that partitions are in as a column option on the partition list table view. This would make it much easier to manage multiple shared processor pools. The information appears in HMC scanner, but that's a lot of effort ...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Under review