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AIX

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Upgrade OpenSSH on AIX to 9.6 or above.

I am getting dinged about CVE-2023-51385 from Qualys. AIX has this notice: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7125640 Now, IBM may or may not have done a dandy job of stopping the vulnerability. However if they just patch an existing version o...
2 months ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

Reset RootVG PVID in Cloud Ready Images

Currently when Cloud Ready images are deployed, all images regardless of OS level have the same PVID for hdisk0. This can complicate actions like attaching a rootvg to another system to do an alt_disk operation. This is very common in the cloud (P...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

High priority login shell during low memory conditions

Over the years AIX has become very stable, but occasionally there's an AIX system that seems to hang when experiencing low memory/paging conditions. On the system some processes (that don't need to allocate new memory) continue to work happily, pi...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Automatic increase of maximum allocation value during resize of JFS2

During expansion of a file system the following error may occur: # chfs -a size=+100G /myfs0516-787 extendlv: Maximum allocation for logical volume myfs_lv is 512. In this case administrator must manually execute chlv -x <some value> myfs_lv...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Enabling FDMI hostname visibility for NPIV

FDMI is most commonly used for hostname visibility from SAN ports. This visibility can be used for checking the hostname from SAN and for automation of SAN provisioning with end to end processes. Currently only physical HBA on AIX can provide FDMI...
4 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Y2038 problem in AIX

Please check that AIX don't use two-digit years and would function after 2038. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem One of the examples of the problem - man chuser. expires Identifies the expiration date of the account. The Value parame...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

RFE for PowerVM for QoS with virtual fibre channel (NPIV)

QoS with NPIV requirements: Desire a way to control the relative host and related FC adapter resources that a VM can consume compared to other VMs on a physical server. The intent is to allow VMs with critical I/O needs to get more host and FC ada...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX, VIOS and HMC Lifecycle Information API

Dear Team, Looks like there is no API available to fetch table data from the below VIOs and AIX pages. It would be a nice to have feature, If there is an API available similar to FLRT API. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/powervm-vios-lifecycle-i...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

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...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Request for additional manual explanation on "mindigit" and "minother"

This is a request for an improvement to the AIX manual on password policy. If a password policy item "mindigit" is set to a number greater than 1, "minother" must also be set to a number greater than 1. I would like this to be added to the explana...
5 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration