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remove lpars and rmc keys from hmc

We like to have a button or command on the HMC to remove old or invalid RMC connections and keys to existing lpars that changed form ip address.This command should cleanup information in the Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) repository) we ...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Secondary Dump Device for Firmware-assisted Dump

Currently AIX does only support a primary dump device forfirmware-assisted dump configurations. This RFE requests the option to define a secondary dump device for firmware-assisted dump configurations.
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Please provide possibility to add 'vlan_tag' to 'vios' management objects on NIM

As of now [ AIX 7300-02-01-2346 ], the current design of VIOS objects does not include support for VLAN tags :-( # lsnim -q define -t standalone | grep vlan-a vlan_tag=<value>-a vlan_pri=<value> # lsnim -q define -t vios | grep vlan
5 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add documentation for NVMe on AIX/VIOS: nvmemgr command

With our new systems 100% NVMe internally we should document for AIX / VIOS the ability to configure the NVMe drives, manage namespaces, etc. IBM i has this documentation, AIX should too since that also covers the Virtual I/O Server. The nvmemgr c...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

/etc/cron.d directory for cron

Modern Linux distributions allow to use a special directory (/etc/cron.d) where you can define cron jobs in a separate files. It makes easier to deploy and control cronjobs. You don't need to execute some commands like crontab, you don't need to c...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX cloud repo

We need for AIX a "cloud repo" where we (SWMA customers) can download specific package(s) at base level (I). There are numerous times we have faced an update need the "I" base package and then the journey starts searchin all of our LPP_Sources/rep...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Live kenel update should support SMB

Live kernel update should support SMB clients.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

replace compress in AIX snap utility against xgzip supporting HW compression

snap is using compress which is using only normal processor cores and is very slowly
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

lspv output irritating on unavailable disk

I find the output of the lspv somewhat irritating on removed or unavailable disks. Example: here hdisk1 had been removed physically, and the outout of the disk's state differs:# lspvhdisk0 00fab4e16b7a83d9 rootvg activehdisk1 00fab4e187b7bf6e root...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Add feature to report size (df) based on quota set on fileset(gpfs) rather than filesystem size for AIX

On system with GPFS filesystems when quotas are enforced for a fileset (other than the root fileset), the numbers reported by the df command are based on the quotas for the fileset (rather than the entire file system). This option affects the df c...
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release