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IBM Z Hardware and Operating Systems Ideas Portal

This is the public portal for all IBM Z Hardware and Operating System related offerings. 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 (

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Allow programmatic determination if a zIIP engine is online temporarily for System Recovery Boost

We have had several customer requests for determining if a zIIP engine is online due to a System Recovery Boost or not (to prevent accidental activation in an LPAR). Currently the only way of doing this is by issuing a D M=CPU operator command and...
3 days ago in z/OS / BCP_General 0 Submitted

Issues with the Idea Portal

Compare this with The is almost unusable, does not show the votes or how to vote, and the link to the aha portal (the ...
3 days ago in z/OS / Core Infrastructure 1 Submitted

Display tagging information for files on z/OS UNIX Directory List ISPF applications.

ISPF applications File Manager HFS Browse/Edit and Udlist (3.17) should display the tagging information like a ls -lT shell command. Example: t IBM-1047 T=on t ISO8859-1 T=on I'm using enhanced ASCII support and needing to tag text files and find ...
3 days ago in z/OS / ISPF 0 Submitted

SMPE Management Plugin

It would be useful to add basic SMPE management functions into z/OSMF. Currently, when using Software Update, if there is a problem with the CSI you have to switch to the ISPF Plugin to enter the panel to make appropriate changes to the CSI (such ...
3 days ago in z/OS / z/OSMF 1 Future consideration

Allow Changing Password from z/OSMF Login

Currently, when a user with an expired password attempts to login to z/OSMF they will receive a rejection to their logon. Users should be presented with a process to update their password from within z/OSMF itself. The current user experience is u...
4 days ago in z/OS / z/OSMF 1 Submitted

Workflow steps view: Additional column for a short user note

A column for a short user note for each step would be helpful in the overview of all workflow steps. Today you have Step Notes but they are only visible when you open this step. Workflows with many steps could be much better processed by the user ...
11 days ago in z/OS / z/OSMF 0 Future consideration

Workflow steps that are skipped should show the reason for skip in the state column

Workflow steps can be skipped by the z/OSMF user who is working with that workflow or by a discovery step within the workflow. For a workflow with many steps it's important to have the overview why a step was skipped directly in the workflow steps...
11 days ago in z/OS / z/OSMF 0 Future consideration

Usage of the "Common Plattform Enumeration" (CPE) for IBM Products in the "IBM Z an LinuxOne Security Portal" within Resource link

Given that vulnerability and patch management is not only a concern of the z ecosystem in an organization, the software to manage vulnerability data should be able to handle sources and vulnerabilities for multiple platforms. Therefore a standardi...
about 1 month ago in z/OS / General 1 Under review

Add job classes REST call to z/OSMF API

It would be useful if the z/OSMF REST API allowed you to get a list of all job classes on a system, this could be used in IDE extensions, external management tools or automating documentation.
11 days ago in z/OS / z/OSMF 0 Future consideration

Enable access to input datasets for DSFS

Currently DSFS only supports output spool datasets. The addition of input spool datasets would be very helpful in providing a full user experience via the /dsfs/ sysout interface.
19 days ago in z/OS / Data Set File System (DSFS) 1 Future consideration