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UAK: Automatically update UAK's when approaching expiration.
IBM has multiple sites detailing how to set up your HMC (or single lpar system running IBMi) to automatically retrieve Update Access Keys. However it does little good if you still have to go to ESS for each system and request a new key manually. U...
PowerVM LPAR flag time_ref is not working on servers with LPM capability turned off
Although LPM capability is part of PowerVM by default in Power9 servers, there are setups which have this capability deactivated due to licensing requirements of 3rd party software (looking at you, Oracle). Due to substantially less precise source...
When a VIOS dumps (for any reason) the IBM i client partitions freeze waiting the end of the dump and the IPL of the first VIOS in order to be served by the second VIOS. The time is variable but around 4-5 minutes (not feasable for a bank online)....
Request work-around for CPU Meltdown and Spectra Issue
Platform========Power System 7, 7+, 8, 9AIX 7.XVIOS 2.X Description===========Samsung Electronics Global-ERP system has a concern about CPU Meltdown and Spectre Patch issue.(CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) As you know, i-fixes for...
Request the ability to order HMC base and upgrade media on USB sticks with tags attached identifying them. Request the ability to order firmware updates on USB sticks with tags attached identifying them.
CoD Automation to convert utility CPU to mobile CPU
The conversion from Utility CoD CPUs to mobile CPUs should be handled automatically in one step. This should be available as a panel in HMC and also integrated in LPM, so that an LPM operation determines the needed Mobile CPU and automatically inc...
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