Cloud Platform

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive a notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

If you encounter any issues accessing the Ideas portals, please send email describing the issue to for resolution.

For more information about IBM's Ideas program visit

Status Future consideration
Categories ClearQuest
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 13, 2018

Support for VMWare ESXi v6.* for CQWeb Server and Database Server

Confirm support and update online documentation to indicate ClearQuest support for ESXi version 6.* for hypervisor for ClearQuest Web and Database server (Oracle in our case).

Idea Priority High
Use Case
Raytheon is moving their ClearQuest Oracle database server from one datacenter to another. The new datacenter is running ESXi 6.* and will be hosting the Linux guests that run the Oracle database server. ClearQuest only shows support for ESXi version 5.*.
RFE ID 124738
RFE Product Rational ClearQuest
  • Guest
    Oct 9, 2018

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.