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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 (

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PMR visualizer and analytics

In a company with compute resources in many countries where system administrators, both employees and sourced resources, create SR´s with their own ibm id. The total ongoing PMR´s cannot be global view-able by everyone in the team as of today. I w...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Change RSCT scripts from ksh to sh/bash

Hi Team, SUSE has announced that it will end support for ksh in SLES 12 on March 2022 as per the link of the TSAMP and RSCT scripts are still using ksh e.g. getsadata, samreset, SAMAd...
about 3 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

AIX Toolbox

More software teams are using the Linux tools in the AIX Toolbox. There is no coordination between these teams. It is very frustrating when tyring to install software such as WebSphere when the GUI installers require Linux tools in order to work.W...
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

AIX 7.2 LKU support RAM disk

support of RAM DISK for AIX 7.2 LKU operation
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need latest BGP protocol support for gated

current gated is not compatible with CISCO ACI's implementationas AIX gated does not understand BGP specitified in RFC 4271
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

QEMU in AIX YUM repository

Ability to use install QEMU on AIX using "yum install qemu" and possibly "yum install virtmgr". With or without KVM would be fine, though with KVM on the roadmap would be preferred.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

add -iname parameter to the find command in AIX

Recent versions of GNU find have an -iname flag, for case-insensitive name searches. Add this feature to AIX too.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Allow AIX PCM to manage RootVG & DELL-EMC PowerPath to EMC LUNs

Enable AIX PCM (native multipath) to manage RootVG and DELL-EMC PowerPath to manage the Storage LUNs provisioned from DELL-EMC Storage Device
about 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

improve the way netcd is running in a non-root user context

Currently netcd can be configured to run in a non-user context specifying the "owner" and "group" in /etc/netcd.conf. The /usr/sbin/netcd binary file ownership have to be changed in order for this to work. With the next AIX update the ownership wo...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 9 Not under consideration

Make 'diff' command POSIX compliant with binary files

The 'diff' command is not POSIX compliant when it comes to binary files. The standard says: Diff Binary Output Format In the POSIX locale, if one or both of the files being compared are not text files, an unspecified format shall be used that cont...
about 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration