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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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Request for a function to allow user to specify the number of sockets DPO(Dynamic Platform Optimizer) should consolidate an LPAR into instead of spreading out across all 4 sockets for large LPARs

We have optimized Power E1080 CPU/Memory affinity, try to consolidate each LPARs into 2 sockets, but failed. How to do it now? IBM responsible engineer feedback the following info.: The DPO (Dynamic Platform Optimizer) has a built-in algorithm whi...
1 day ago in Power Systems Design 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...
2 days ago in PowerSC 0 Submitted

HMC should contain a complet Patch Management (AIX, PowerVM, Firmware, Microcode) including a Monitoring comparable to LPAR2RRD

In a Server enterprise environment, we expect a HMC that is able to manage all kind of patches for its clients and monitor the Manage Systems comparable to LPAR2RRD
3 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow to import a certificate into the ESA trust store

As described by IBM support in CASE TS015898308, a HMC can not Call Home when using a Proxy, which is replacing certificates in the SSL encryption. The customer wants this feature to work in further releases.
6 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
7 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow "Refactor" to rename the record format named on the SFILE() keyword in a dcl-f statement.

When refactoring record format names in a display file, I noticed that using the Refactor action on the record format name works fine everywhere BUT the file specification that references the record format name on a SFILE() keyword. I have to reme...
7 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Submitted

5733-icc allow/support from local files in qsys.lib

manual says local file can't be in qsys.lib. If you create savf of file, library/schema as a savf and want to upload to cloud, this should be allowed, even if one has to use qsys.lib/mylib.lib/myfile.file method (it works)
8 days ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Submitted

Upgrade OpenSSH on AIX to 9.6 or above.

I am getting dinged about CVE-2023-51385 from Qualys. AIX has this notice: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7125640 Now, IBM may or may not have done a dandy job of stopping the vulnerability. However if they just patch an existing version o...
8 days ago in AIX 0 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.
8 days 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 :)
8 days ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted