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API (probably in perfstat) for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch for virtual LAN interfaces

Haven't found a documented API for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch associated with a virtual LAN interface. Worked through an undocumented API for a plain, virtual interface, but that doesn't work if it's behind an EtherChannel or SEA.
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

requesting command line feature for destination frame during LKU

Currently you have to manually change a configuration file to determine the destination host for LKU when it cannot be done on the same system. We are requesting a command line option to determine the destination as part of the LKU command itself.
almost 2 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

snprintf() support in ProbeVue dynamic tracing

Implement snprintf() functionality within ProbeVue
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Yum on AIX - Avoid yumrepo listing via http and use another Method

Hi Team, We are using yum on AIX and using https to list the RPM's and the directories same as its listed at IBM site For Example: We are using baseurl and https as suggested by IBM (exampl...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Command-line program to expose perfstat_bridgedadapter stats

It would be nice if there was a command-line program that exposed the data from perfstat_bridgedadapter and annotated it with the vSwitch and VLAN(s) for the virtual side. it's not that hard except for the vSwitch/VLAN(s) where there isn't a docum...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

mpstat - integer overflow in ILCS/VLCS

"mpstat -ht 1 | grep ALL" watching ILCS/VLCS (as taught by Earl Jew ;-). It looks like the code doesn't protect against integer overflow in at least the ILCS column.
almost 2 years ago in AIX 2 Is a defect

Live kenel update should support SMB

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

Ethernet driver support of Power8 for AIX 5.3 LPARS

We've Power8 or greater managed systems and the 10GbE ethernet or the SRIOV adapters drivers cannot be installed on AIX 5.3 client servers. If AIX 5.3 servers are allowed to run on a Power8 or greater systems via PTF U86665.bff, IBM should also gi...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX support for NTP-NTS (Network Time Security)

We want to secure our ntp time synchronisation with NTS (Network Time Security) as the alternatives are insecure (autokey) or complex to manage (machine individual key setup). Maybe you can add NTPsec (ntpd fork) or chrony as additional package?ht...
about 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

libHBAAPI.a in AIX has hardcoded max num adapters (set at 32) - needs to be increased or made a dynamic table (as per RHEL)

For AIX versions AIX 7.2 (actually AIX 5.3 and above) libHBAAPI.a (devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api) define the max number of devices is set using the following define (in san.h): #define HBA_MAX_NUM_ADAPTERS 32 In AIX, in libHBAAPI.a a fc port is eq...
about 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration