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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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Virtual Servers

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VM hibernation capability for IBM VPC instances

Introduce the ability to hibernate Windows or Linux VMs in the IBM Cloud VPC infrastructure. This would persist the memory state of the VM, effectively stopping the VM and halting hourly billing. Currently, when a VM is stopped, without hibernatio...
4 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Future consideration

Allow for VPC boot disk sizes greater than 250GiB

Currently, VPC boot disks are limited to a max of 250GiB. We have use-cases where having larger boot disk sizes (e.g. 512GiB or 1TiB) would be adventageous. Other cloud providers that we have tested, allow for boot disk sizes in the mulitples of T...
19 days ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

Add more languages to the 5250 web console

I have opened an IBM Cloud support case #CS3709065 When retrieving the available languages on the Web UI or with IBM Cloud CLI on SAO instances (same in Dallas and WDC and I guess on all countries) we can see these: 939 Japan (Latin Extended) 939 ...
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 5 Future consideration

IBM VPC Console VSI Search Field Issue -

There is issue in display of IBM VPC Console VSI Search Field. I learnt from IBM support team that API does not support search/sorting on VPC, the UI has limitations to do search after a user reaches 200 resources on a table, the search field and ...
10 months ago in Virtual Servers 1 Future consideration

About the additional event notification when the maintenance time is extended

Hello. I've already mentioned in following Case, maintenance was not completed by the end time in notification that had been issued beforehand. Allowing degraded operation in only during the maintenance time, we switch our application to BCP site,...
about 2 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

Current boot option is not viewable from PowerVS like it is on the HMC.

It is possible to change the boot option from PowerVS, but there is no way to view what the current setting is. To ensure it is set correctly, one must change to the desired setting then trust that it was set correctly before rebooting the virtual...
9 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration

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...
4 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Under review

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 ...
11 months ago in Virtual Servers 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...
7 months ago in Virtual Servers 0 Not under consideration