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.

Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 29, 2020

Show progress of update download

Imagine you have a Power server powered off to install a disruptive firmware update.
Wouldn't it be nice to have some kind of idea about how long the install will take?
I miss having a progress bar with file size, and estimated remaining download time.
Right now my update has been downloading for over an hour, and I have no idea if we're at 5% or 95% when the customer asks me how long he's going to be down.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2022

    A workaround if using the IBM i as the file repository is to do a netstat option 3 (F11) to view the bytes out to the HMC to see how much of the ISO has gone over the wire. Having the transfer rate and progress bar on the HMC GUI would however be welcome as the patches continue to grow in size.

  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2020


    We have evaluated this request and is being considered for long term roadmap as part of User experience improvements.


  • Guest
    Aug 29, 2020

    Attachment (Description)