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AIX IPsec SHA2_512 Hash support

Since the IKE Hash functions actually produce a value half the length of the bit strength, AIX_VPN>IKEProtection>IKETransform>IKE_Hash="SHA2_256" does not meet our corporate security policy. Please see here (
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

probevue Enhancement to handle security product system calls

When security products such as Imperva or Guardium is used, the probevue tool in AIX is unable to find the system calls that these security products intercept such as read, write, open, close, stat, etc. This makes it impossible to use probevue sc...
about 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Allow default setting of 'home' and 'shell' user attributes

Some customers will have their system's users defined remotely through LDAP or a similar module; these users might be defined on Windows AD, for example. Although typically there should be the ability to set a user's home directory and shell on th...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX Host kerberization utilities to join domain does not exist

AIX OS should have proper tools to join AIX machine to Active Directory (LDAP for authorization and Kerberos for authentication). Other OS like RHEL7 have realm join feature. 1) Creates computer object in AD2) Sets SPN for computer object. 3) Cuts...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Automate add ldap user id in /etc/security/user if id not in default krb5 auth_domain when user first logs in.

See Case number TS005500656.Ldap login fails anytime a ldap user in krb5 domain other than default domain attempts first time login. We have to manually add entry in /etc/security/user – for example:joesmith:auth_domain = “KRB.DOMN2.COM”Please aut...
about 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future 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 find command fails to exclude namefs filesystems with the -fstype jfs2 flag

When using the AIX find command to limit searches to JFS2 filesystems (-fstype jfs2), namefs mounts are not excluded, eg. #find / -fstype jfs2 -name foo will search jfs2 AND any namefs mounts.
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future 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...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX LKU improved performance for checkpoint/restart of shared memory attachments to reduce blackout duration.

Customers using AIX Live Kernel Update driven by PowerVC in an environment with many shared memory attachments will benefit by being able to reliably use LKU without losing connection or having other consequences of a long blackout period in LKU.
12 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration