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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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AIX Security reporting tool

Since CIS Tool latest version (v4.x) dropped support for generating AIX security reports based on CIS AIX 7.x benchmark; There is currently NO tool, which would generate decent HTML security reports from AIX systems. And that is a HUGE gap in secu...
about 1 month ago in PowerSC 2 Needs more information

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Needs more information

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Needs more information

Update to ACS install

When performing an ACS uninstall we would like to have the option to suppress the attached message to user.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Needs more information

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
6 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Needs more information

Named constant *SRCCCSID for current source CCSID

Moving files from QRPGLESRC to IFS and around in international environment can cause some challenges for CCSID. However procedures can be written to be aware of this issue and be language (ccsid) neutral by passing the ccsid of the source file con...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Needs more information

Log validation tool at the HMC.

When LPM fails, the logs are collected by defauly. Also they can be collected by the pedbg tool with option to collect various logs. Once the logs are collected and uploaded, there could be some logs missing due to various reasons. In HMC after lo...
10 months ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Needs more information

After VIOS complete boot to trigger any IBM i VMs to start

We could not find a mechanism to start IBM i VMs after VIOS complete IPL. This is necessary for unattended operations in case of power failure or a complete reboot of the hardware is required. VIOS starts automatically after the hardware is starte...
7 months ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Needs more information

Improve performance of IBM i IFS File Access for Large Files

When accessing large, multimegabyte IFS files (beyond 16MB) there is a noticable lag in response times by some interfaces, such as HLL languages. The C read() function with buffer that is a C++ vector or dynamically allocated TS memory seems to ta...
5 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Needs more information

CMC to support dual HMC

Currently we can add two HMC for a power hardware, but i guess it actively uses only one. As soon as the active hmc gets disconnects or frame-hmc connection fails, CMC dont display frame(systems) information all over the place. primarly PEP2 appli...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Management Console 3 Needs more information