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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.
11 days ago in AIX 2 Submitted

AIX community edition for QEMU/KVM

AIX will remain the leading UNIX operating system for mission-critical environments for many years to come. It has performance, security and ease of administration features that make it a very interesting option for new deployments complementing t...
20 days 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...
16 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...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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...
5 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Request for the additional parameter/function for detaching DDM from LVM Mirror

・Requested function: - I want to request a timeout parameter to enable users to adjust IO timeout to detach each hdisk from LVM Mirror configuration. - I want to request a function that enables a detachment of a DDM under LVM Mirror, in case its I...
10 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...
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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 ...
17 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

AIX LDAP Client (secldapclntd) Performance Enhancement

Current AIX secldapclntd implementation consumes significant resources and provides slow respond under larger load (thousends of clients). More info in support cases TS009747392 and TS009832647.
3 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

lvmstat that can gather MWC stats

We need a custom lvmstat that can gather MWC stats, that would would work like this: To enable mwcc stats: lvmstat -v <vgname> -me To disable mwcc stats: lvmstat -v <vgname> -md To clear mwcc stats: lvmstat -v <vgname> -mC To que...
7 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release