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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on-premises, containers, cloud):

  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

  • Cloud Pak for Network Automation - incl Orchestration and Performance Management

  • Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps - incl Netcool Operations Management portfolio

  • Control Desk

  • Edge Application Manager

  • IBM Observability with Instana

  • ITM-APM Products - incl IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8

  • Workload Automation - incl Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - inc Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

  • Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager - TADDM

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Usage and Metering

As an MCM service provider, I’d like to be able to retrieve usage and metering data through our MCM hub via a multi-tenant aware API at relative high frequency (on demand) for billing purposes.
about 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Functionality already exists

Impersonation support for MCM APIs

I'd like to manage and provision software to a managed cluster through our MCM hub as the user requesting the software to prevent security issues arising from elevated privilege.For example, charts or operators that are configured to install to na...
about 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Not under consideration

Log Aggregation

We want to be able to retrieve logs generated on the managed clusters through APIs exposed on the MCM hub. W up to and including pods.
about 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Future consideration

Cloud Automation Manager support of X.509 client certificate for REST hooks in the service composer

Currently ICAM service composer REST hooks supports basic authentication with login and password. For some clients such as banks this is basic authentication method is not allowed anymore for machine to machine communication. Instead, SSO based m...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

Correlation-id based logging approach when provisioning infrastructure

New correlation-id should be created for each API call/request and should be carried forward to the subsequent internal calls to the other microservices. All logs should be prefixed with the correlation-id (supported by many logging libraries) I...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Not under consideration

Pre-deployment policy checks to verify that provisioning requests meet the standards/rules of the organization for infrastructure

Deployments must adhere to provisioning standards and stay within security "guard rails". These standards and guard rails are spelled out by means of a collection of rules that are applied to provisioning requests to determine if the requests are...
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Future consideration

Support IPv6

Provide IPv6 into ICAM: for hosting ICAM for managing workloads through ICAM, typically VMs which are using IPv6 or a mixture of IPv6 and IPv4
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 0 Future consideration

UI configuration option for case-insensitive username with LDAP

Currently, IBM Cloud Private only accepts case-sensitive usernames from LDAP. This is atypical and confusing for users as a result, especially if they're not even aware of how their username appears in the database. It can currently be configured ...
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Future consideration

Capability to create custom roles in addition to the available standard roles

ICP is missing custom role creation option as per APIC 2018.4.1.0. It will give admins the flexibility to create the purposely build custom roles to cater the need of individual teams. Example: New role with the standard viewer plus access to t...
almost 3 years ago in Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Ideas 1 Functionality already exists