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520 Byte Sector Storage Support on EXP24SX

EXP24SX expansion unit should support 520 byte sector storage devices (both HDD and SSD) for IBM i. Only 4K byte storage is currently supported, but sales team needs to pay special attention to its performance, which may spoil their productivity. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

Power10 IBM i S1014 4-core SW group P05, is currently limited to 64 GB, should be expanded to at least 256 GB.

It's really very necessary this change because all application need more resources specially memory; before 64 GB they were enough, now not anymore.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

provide command to reset (IPL) CMBxx adapter

Please provide command to reset hardware adapter from command line rather than need to sign on to SST, go to hardware service manager, search for correct adapter and IPL I/O processor. Use Case: As we see more and more LPARs being virtualized (NPI...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

Internal LTO Tape for Power9

In the new generation of POWER9 hardware, there is an internal RDX device. While the RDX is a lower cost device, it is extremely slow. Why in the same location, can't an Internal LTOx tape drive be put in. Similar to a 5736 that was put into the P...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Not under consideration

Add IBMi Support for LTO9 SAS Attached with existing SAS IOAs

IBMi does not support the LTO9 tape drive connected with either fiber or SAS. This is very restrictive when wanting to use new technology. The connection using a EJ10 IOA works but causes issues and errors.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Not under consideration

1 Core - 25 user S1022s P05 software tier

As a follow on to the one core S812 & S912 for a small footprint for small users.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under consideration

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
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 2 Not under consideration

Allow IBMi to be supported on E950 Power 9 Server

We would like to see the IBM i Operating system being supported on the E950 Servers Use Case: We have several IBM i Servers that the best fit would be a E950 server, can the E950 be confirmed as supporting IBM i please?
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Not under consideration

Enable BSC protocol for asynchronous communication adapter

In Japan, BSC protocol communication is still used by many customers. Therefore, many customers of Power Systems IBM i need synchronous communication adapter. The synchronous communication adapter #EN13 becomes end-of-marketing. The customer's con...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Not under consideration