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Monitor and display inline log usage

Provide the capability of monitoring the usage of inline logs. Early detection, prior to log filling/wrapping, should prevent file system lock ups.
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Modernize NIM to use more repositories/lpp_sources

When we install via bundle files its demanded to point out a/one only lpp_source. We have many lpp_sources, ie per TL and SP and so on, so be able to search for software to install it would be good to have the possibility to define many lpp_source...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

X11 Enhancements to SNAP or other data collection tools

When customers open AIX Support cases, they are typically asked to upload a system snap to provide data for problem determination. Customers encountering issues with X11 (XDMCP, X11 Forwarding, XVFB, etc) are then asked to collect additional infor...
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Cant use other disk names in Live Kernel Update LKU rather hdisk

Under AIX 7.2 it is not possible to rename disk to use for LKU for better identification . It must be hdisk but for automation with scripts another disk name to set with rendev would be helpful
over 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

LDAP Security with gidNumber 0

Hi IBM,The AIX implementation of LDAP allows an LDAP administrator to set a gidNumber of zero to an LDAP group, which overrides the AIX /etc/group file. Therefore, an LDAP user in a group with ID of 0, is given system group privileges on AIX. LDAP...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

FSCK on a mounted filesystem

There should be an option to run an online fsck on a mounted filesystem to detect any filesystem corruption.
over 4 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

display the progress of the installation of the ifix during the LKU process.

We are implementing live updates for our AIX environment, during testing we noticed that there is no logging or a way to monitor the progress of the ifix install process during live updates. See case TS002203127, we could not see why the live upda...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Need to be able to reformat pdisk as hdisk during install

When installing an OS on a new LPAR, it would be good if 1) there was a message to show that the disks were not in the right format, 2) show which format they are in, and 3) have a way to rectify it at that point in the install.
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Increased scaling with active MWC

AIX active Mirror Write Consistency (MWC) has scaling limitations in big LPARs with lots of data.According to PMRs this is because of scalability limitations in the current AIX implementation.To be able to use that feature also in the future, the ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

AIX EFS deficiencies

Encrypted File System: There are a few items that need to be addressed. 1. the ability to have a users keystore(s) loaded automatically in a cron/at job. 2. the ability to have root keystores loaded automatically for inittab processes. In both cas...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration