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Emulex Dirver Support for the Emulex SAN Manager

Support for Congestion Management, Visibility of Transceiver Data and Inventory of all Power Emulex HBAs. Customers can do autonomous Congestions Managment who can help them mitigate Performance Problems. With the Visibility of Transceiver Data th...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Under review

Deliver emfc_power as command in AIX for SAN connection troubleshooting

One of the first steps when working with IBM is (after snap´s) is to run the command emfc_power to verify TX/RX/ levels. This command could be useful as a standard command also including 25/10Gbs LAN power status check, as maybe event driven alert...
8 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Provide mksysb image in ESS AIX Flash ISO Media

in a similar way that ESS VIOS Flash ISO Media does.
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

AIX kernel facility to track outstanding opens to a device

Currently AIX doesn't track open()s to a device. In case a process has a device opened before the configuration method has ran that device cannot be configured on the OS without a reboot, because it is not possible to identify the offending proces...
6 months ago in AIX 5 Under review

The smbc.rte driver must be MUST more robust against IP address changes on a file server!!!!

We have a NAS "cluster" from which we're mounting CIFS shares. We must use SMBv3 to be compliant with our InfoSec department. However, when an IP changes in our cluster, it's registered with DNS, but the smbc filesystems UTTERLY lock up. They don'...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Add NFS v4.1 and NFS v4.2 support for mounting on clients

There are supposedly security and stability enhancements in NFSv4.1 and v4.2. Also, the IBM product MQ suggests using NFSv4.1
3 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Implement lsmpio -q volume name implementation based on lsmpio_map in AIX 7.2

AIX 7.3 TL1 implements an option to extract the volume name identification (and other fields) for lsmpio -q based on an hdisk attribute called lsmpio_map (AIX-I-273) We have some customers requesting this enhancement to be backported also in AIX 7...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Replace the existing smbc generic mount error with specific errors

Instead of the generic error message that the smbc mount helper prints for almost all mount problems, it should instead print separate messages for each of the various reasons mount operations can fail. For example, a failure to authenticate the u...
14 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

Maintain paths returning PQ=1 in Failed status after reboot

At the moment when a LUN inquiry returns Peripheral Qualifier (PQ)=1, the path to the LUN is considered in Failed status. In the event of a LUN path temporarily changing to Unavailable (ASC/ASCQ 0x04/0x0C ) and therefore setting PQ=1, that situati...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Under review