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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 (

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Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Would like greater visibility for vNode Pool stress and IFS seize/contention

Worked with IBM to troubleshoot an IFS performance issue that grew slowly but then caused production issues for a couple of weeks. The problem was ultimately found to be use of an old API SYSTOOLS.httpGetClob() that spawns a Java JVM for every cal...
2 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Provide IBM i observability support for

OpenTelemetry or "Otel" for short provides a vendor-neutral open-source Observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics and logs. As an industry-standard it is natively suppor...
2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Create SQL Functions ("IBM Services") that retrieve the Problems database information (QASX* files and WRKPRB command)

Using WRKPRB we can see some of the information related to hardware and software problems. That info is stored in the QAXS* database files in QUSRSYS. I would like a set of SQL Table functions or VIEWS that can be used to access that information v...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Prove an option on ACS RUNSQL Scripts output to avoid hex-view of columns with CCSID 65535

When viewing results with ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if a column's CCSID attribute is binary or "FOR BIT DATA" or CCSID 65535, then the resulting data is "unfolded" (shown as hexadecimal). I would like an option to turn that off. While this capability to...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Create a System Status and PTF info routine that can be used to easily send that info to Support when needed. Perhaps a CL commadn SNDSYSINFO or something like that.

While SYSSNAP in QMGTOOLS is fine, it does take "centuries" to run, and then the customer has to collect the data and transmit it to IBM Support when needed. The request is to create a simple service command that sends all that related info to IBM...
2 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function

The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Under review

ACS 5250: Use of certificate with multiple Subject Alternative Name (SAN)

In a session configuration, when the option Server Authentication under TLS/SSL menu is active the connection must match the Certificate's Common Name. But in a system with multiple IP and FQDN and a digital certificate with various Subject Altern...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS Printing Issue about Chinese UDC, Missing Paper Size and Printing Width

Issue: ACS is missing printing paper size - US Standard Fanfold in Win10. Based on the testing done with IBM supporting team, we believed it is not the issue about Windows or the Printer driver, since other applications such as Office Word can fin...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Command or tool to find objects inside the IFS

It would be very helpful and useful to have a command or tool to search for objects in the IFS directory structure, by name, by date, by extension, and other criteria.Something like WRKOBJ OBJ(*ALL/P*) for example.
3 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration