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RSCT - Change to Communication Group formation over entirely uncommon subnets

When creating a RSCT "Peer Domain" cluster in a DR setup (2 Data Centers, multiple km apart), and with multiple Networks. It can happen that unwanted, or not working RSCT Communication Groups get created. It would be useful to have a capability to...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

lsmpio -q doesn't list the volume name for Infinidat Devices. It does for other storage vendors. Need Infinidat-specific code for lsmpio -q output

The customer opened Salesforce Case TS010299650, noting that lsmpio -q output for their Infinidat storage does not display the volume name. Sample output: root@HCMDVE2AGADM002:/>lsmpio -q Device Vendor Id Product Id Size Volume Name ----------...
about 20 hours ago in AIX 0 Submitted

RBAC Domain assignment for a file gets lost when cp is used.

When using Domain RBAC to implement access restrictions to files based on classifications. i.e. CONFIDENTIAL or SECRET as a domain name. However, when a domain SECRET is assigned to a file in directory /secret/ and someone with access to the file ...
2 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

LKU suppress broadcast messages from live update

When running lvupdate we see these messages on logged in tty's: Live AIX update in progress. and: Live AIX update completed. We follow itil rules for changes for aix updates. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all users who are logged in...
9 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.

We have received requests to offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.​ Others have asked about why it has been 'removed' compared to the POWER9 based scale-out servers. Partners have already requested t...
20 days ago in AIX 2 Submitted

AIX secldapclntd and LDAP load module should successfully recognize and interpret the FreeIPA time stamp format

FreeIPA LDAP server, also know as Red Hat Identity Management, software stores password change time stamps in this format: krbLastPwdChange: 20200929123058Z That appears to be a YYYMMDDhhmmss format. AIX's secldapclntd LDAP client and LDAP load mo...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange

To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These new ciphers should be supported by the ftpd.
over 1 year ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

Add an AIX linker option to specify SHMPSIZE

As discussed in the Support case TS008099503, the ISV would like to be able to specify not only DATAPSIZE, TEXTPSIZE and STACKPSIZE as a linker option but also allow SHMPSIZE to be specified. Currently, if you build an application which should use...
5 months ago in AIX 1 Planned for future release

Harmonize procedure of managing configfiles during update of filesets

From an old case we noticed, that procedure how config files are treated during update is fileset-specific. Procedure should be same for each and every config file and it should be easy to check what was done with the config file. It should cover ...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

AIX rsyslog compiled with omkafka (Kafka module)

Addition of the Kafka module to AIX rsyslog. Request to compile AIX rsyslog with omkafka module because this is needed in our production and homologation servers in domain XRC (Customer Relationship applications)
6 months ago in AIX 2 Planned for future release