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Way to check if microcode updates are already installed

Microcode updates are usually delivered as rpm files. After installing RPM files the new microcode is available in /etc/microcode. Using the command diag it is possible to install new microcodes from /etc/microcode. Sometimes the two processes - i...
1 day ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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...
6 days ago in AIX 1 Submitted

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.
about 1 month ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

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...
9 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...
19 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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...
14 days 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...
18 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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...
5 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Provide mksysb image in ESS AIX Flash ISO Media

in a similar way that ESS VIOS Flash ISO Media does.
3 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...
20 days ago in AIX 0 Under review