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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Cloud and its products. 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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Ability to initiate an AIX memory dump on a non-responsive LPAR

When an LPAR becomes non-responsive AIX Support requires a system dump for analysis. With direct access to a HMC this is a simple operation, either through the GUI or in the CLI via the chsysstate command. The PowerVS CLI provides the "pi instance...
about 2 years ago in Power 9 Planned for future release

Console for PowerVS via IBMCloud GUI

This idea was created a while back (IDEA-I-3218), and closed, with the only real comment from a developer being that they were not responsible for PowerVS. I should also comment that this problem only really applies to booting the PowerVS instance...
about 2 years ago in Virtual Servers 13 Planned for future release

Provide larger swap disks with VM instances

Currently IBM provides a "swap" disk (labelled as such in both the portal and Windows) of only 2GB, regardless of VM instance size. This is too small to actually function as a swap disk for the vast majority of VMs. Indeed Windows will ignore this...
2 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

VMware Solution Day 2 Actions Capabilities

Hi, as a customer of IBM Cloud, we offer VMware Solutions reselling to our customers. Customers who have cost considerations use shared infra services meaning multiple tenants hosted on a single compute cluster. To provide services to multiple cus...
about 1 year ago in VMware Solutions 0 Not under consideration

Introduce Db2 Mirror functionality in IBM PowerVS to provide organizations with high availability and real-time data replication capabilities for their Db2 databases.

DB2 Mirror is a critical aspect of high uptime and workload management. It is useful because Db2 Mirror enables continuous data availability, minimizing downtime and ensuring data consistency in case of database failures. Organizations using IBM P...
5 months ago in Power 0 Needs more information

Add ISO virtual media support to PowerVS

A virtual ISO media repository could be amazing for install , migrate and restore purposes . Please add this feature to PowerVS
6 months ago in Power 0 Not under consideration

Add a "mkvterm" console option to the IBM Cloud CLI "power-iaas" plugin for AIX

Add and option to IBM CLOUD CLI - Power-IaaS plugin, so we can access the "mkvterm" command on NovaLink/PowerVS and AIX intances. The Web console has no cut&paste feature and the time-out can be annoying with long-running processes (ie: instal...
6 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Provide Internet access on PowerVS without Internet publishing

When we don't add Internet access to our network settings we are not able to download PTFs, fixes, updates or install open source tools, unless we set an instance with this features or jump to VPC landing zone and use a VRA or proxy VM. It would b...
6 months ago in Virtual Servers 2 Needs more information

Provide a reliable method to identify instance storage disks attached to VSIs on the disk driver level.

Identifying instance storage disks attached to VSIs in IBM Cloud is currently not straightforward on the disk driver level. The suggested solutions from IBM all have their drawbacks and are not reliable from a long-term perspective. The solutions ...
10 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

Power image capture/import/export should support more than one concurrent operation

We build custom images of AIX and Linux (based on IBM stock images) for creating our VMs in our IBM Cloud Power Systems Virtual Servers workspaces. The process of building a new VM, customizing it, capturing that as an image, creating a new VM fro...
about 1 year ago in Power 0 Planned for future release