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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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HMC Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode

HMC should have a Patch Management: Central Patch Management for AIX, PowerVM, Firmware and Microcode. IBM should provide a easy way for Patch Management. System Firmware and Adapter microcode report in one tool (something Microcode Discovery tool...
about 2 months ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Submitted

implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs.

Implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs. When a node failure occurs on the service machine and the shared disk created by AIX LVM mirror is taken over to the standby machine, syncvg is forced using t...
6 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC.

The power consumption per LPAR (memory, CPU) should be visible in the HMC. This should also be available for the entire managed system. The energy costs calculated down to the work performed is becoming increasingly important for customers when th...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Upgrade level of OpenSSH from v8.6p1 to one which will pass scanning services.

We are getting dinged by Qualys that our IBM i is exposed to CVE-2023-51385. I have applied the fixes listed at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7123159 however IBM only chose to patch an old level of OpenSSH instead of putting on a new leve...
2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

AIX community edition for QEMU/KVM

AIX will remain the leading UNIX operating system for mission-critical environments for many years to come. It has performance, security and ease of administration features that make it a very interesting option for new deployments complementing t...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
9 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Submitted

Preferred node support for IBM SVC stretched cluster / PBHA

In a IBM (enhanced) stretched cluster or a PBHA (Hyperswap) implementation, it is necessary that the preferred node of a LUN is on the same site then the VM is running. Otherwise every IO has to go twice over the ISL's, because the multipath drive...
about 2 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

Provide Prometheus exporter for LPAR and System data in HMC

Please provide a Prometheus exporter for the HMC which cound be used for sending system and partition utilization data to prometheus timeseries database. This would be very helpful to consolidate performance data in a single place together with ot...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

"Mail from" address in SMTP email design change to allow user and domain name in lower case.

Currently the design has hard coded setting that forces Upper Case on user and domain name in SMTP on Mail From.
8 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Submitted