IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

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

Post 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 product management 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 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.

Additional Information

To view our roadmaps:

Reminder: This is not the place to submit defects or support needs, please use normal support channel for these cases

IBM Employees:

The correct URL for entering your ideas is:

Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum Symphony
Components Version 6.1.1
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 9, 2016

Require Symphony processes to run as non-root in advancewem

Commerzbank is using Windows 2003 Management hosts which is reaching its end of support and we are in situation where we have to move to another OS immediately.

So far we have tested it with Windows 2008 but Windows 2008R2 has non-configurable very small queue size ie 200.
IBM provided a patch to use API Acceptex to tune settings but it had not helped in a heavy borrow/lend scenarios.

We have then tested it on a Linux Management Host but our security team has raised concerns that LIM, PEM and other Symphony daemons runs as root.

we use advance wem as per page 4 on

Can you please help us providing a solution to make Symphony run as cluster administrator user rather than root?

Please note that we do not want to take an option of downgrading the cluster from advanced to simplified wem.

  • Guest
    Nov 26, 2020

    Running Symphony as Advanced Mode to get application impersonation requires lim and pem runs as root. This requirement defeats the purpose of impersonation and can actually be addressed by using simplified WEM if impersonation is not required.

  • Guest
    Feb 10, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #83726 in product Platform Symphony.