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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Hardware
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 29, 2022

Native video card, mouse and keyboard support

similar to AIX under IBMi this feature will add to having a physical master console not affected by network or configuration issues

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2022
    1) Some improvements have been made in LAN Console setup for unmanaged configurations. Reference https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-2983
    2) IBM i does not currently support video/graphics cards and there are no plans to support video/graphics cards in the future. A video card only allows one or two monitors to be connected so it does not help for a general graphics solution for users.
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jul 12, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. Adding a video card opens up new possibilities for IBM i: The ability to build graphic websites on the fly without the need to have a separate graphics server, console, AI, gaming server.


    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager