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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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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

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
4 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

Option to have 'key:value' pair tags in Power HMC.

HMC V10R3 allows to define LPAR description and group tags, but it is not possible to create the tags in the 'key:value' format. This is a standard format on other platforms and already adopted on IBM Cloud. There are several modernization, monito...
3 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

PowerSC Patch Management replication feature should work with non-root users

The PowerSC Patch Management feature allows Primary-Secondary TNCPM topology- the primary server downloads TLs, SPs, ifixes etc and replicates them to the the secondary TNCPM server. For this, we need to configure password-less root SSH between pr...
about 2 months ago in PowerSC 1 Submitted

Additions for the PRUV tool

Please add the following to the PRUV tool. Report on command default changes in IBM licensed program libraries. simple example (SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS('*ALL', '*CMD')) > WHERE APAR_ID = 'CHGDFT';) possible enhancements: in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

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 ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Submitted

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

Display Spooled File needs to support better F14/F15/F16 find options

Search is NOT case-sensitive so we are often forced to guess the case. Also it would be very helpful to have F15=FindPrev since we are forever jumping to bottom of joblog and then paging up to find a previous Escape message.
17 days ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

resize command for VIOS

resize command from X11.apps.xterm helps to determine current window size and to set corresponding environment variables. It is extremely useful if an administrator works with VIO through HMC interface or use some other "not clean" interfaces. res...
3 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 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.
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Submitted