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 Under review
Workspace PowerSC
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 18, 2023

Improvement in PowerSC reporting for patch management

We are using PowerSC for AIX patch management. We want to have the following features in the PowerSC GUI to have better reporting:

1. The PowerSC GUI should show in a percentage form - how many patches are currently applied and how many are pending. For example if an LPAR requires 10 patches out of which 5 are applied, the PowerSC GUI should show (5/10) and percentage as 50% patches applied. We need this for compliance and reporting perspective.

2. The PowerSC GUI should show which patch requires a reboot and which one does not. This is critical as it is easier to apply patches which do not require a reboot (without a downtime). 

3. The PowerSC GUI should provide an option to export the patch status report as PDF and excel format. 

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2024
    The team is researching this request to see what we can do.
  • Guest
    Aug 22, 2023
    Thank you for your request to have additional features added to PowerSC, let me try to address each one individually:
    1. Getting the percentage will require some additional work in TNC implementation. We will look more closely at this request and see what we can do to potentially add it to the 2024 roadmap.
    2. The "reboot required" feature is already available. If you run verify, it shows the status of "compliant/noncompliant/reboot required". TNC has the capability to reboot taht agent from the TNC server.
    3. The ability to export a patch status report as a PDF and/or excel spreadsheet is a good suggestion and we will consider adding it to the 2024 roadmap.