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Provide option to bind SNMP agent to the Boot IP of the system/node.

If the SNMP service uses a dynamically assigned virtual IP, the reported data could be related to multiple systems/nodes instead of a single unique system/node because the virtual IP may be associated with multiple systems/nodes.
27 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Remove ability to set 0777 permissions

I cannot think of a situation where this is needed, and I frequently come across this being set out of ignorance and laziness.
29 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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...
about 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...
about 2 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Implement IO tuning parameter value for 'dk_closed_path_recovery=1' by default

Enable 'health_check' command to run on paths to disks, which are not open and active in the kernel, by default as to allow automatic recovery.
2 months ago in AIX 2 Submitted

Evaluate Asymmetric Access State (ALUA state) on path recovery

On path recovery an AIX system does not evaluate the ALUA state of the path (which may have changed while there was no communication).
2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Make MPIO path healthcheck timeout visible

We have noticed that the healthcheck timeout is different to the rw_timeout, but there is no documentation on how to modify, if it is related to other values or a fix hardcoded value. It would be interesting to make this value known and potentiall...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Change of WLM start/restart behave in passive mode

When restart or start Workload Manager WLM the AIX is set internal locks to be shure that no new porcess,fork etc can happen until AIX has checked all running processes again WLM rules. On a multi terrabyte memory machine this can lead to 5-7 minu...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

add rule to manage 'at' scheduling like 'crontab' in AIXPERT

we are using aixpert to setup our secuirty baseline for AIX estate. it works good, but we realized it missing some rule set, for example we have rule set to control crontab scheduling, but we did not find one for 'at' scheduling. the rule set we u...
2 months ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

proxy support for emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix

Corporate AIX customers often use a proxy in their company to control internet access. However, there is no proxy support in emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix.These commands only work with direct internet access. To make these new commands ...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release