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rendev updates

I would like to have the rendev command to be able to change rootvg disk(s) and take effect after reboot.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LLDP support for EtherChannel on AIX / VIOS

Customers networking department want to have information about the adapter ports connected to their networking switch. When using SEA with EtherChannel beneath these information are provided for only one port. Need to enhance the lldp part on AIX ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Remove guest user from the default installation

Move the historical "guest" user out of the base installation and into it's own LPP (bos.guest)
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

EC (Elliptic Curved key) support for the TE Certificates

We think it's a good idea to support Elliptic Curved key support for the TE Certificates, this because TE is a (very reliable security tool) and it is a bit strange that it does not support the better (newer) encryption methods. We use TE also to ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support iSCSI targets other than just AIX

The AIX iSCSI sw initiatior problems are only supported when the iSCSI target is also AIX. This makes iSCSI a non-option in the AIX world. IBM needs to support the iSCSI sw initiator as a standards-based adapter for it to be relevant.
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

fcstat and underlying APIs - virtual interface data

fcstat shows -1 for a bunch of stats "from" a virtual adapter (NPIV). That's not what the API returns (all zeroes). If the driver doesn't support that call, there's a way to return that status through the API and say it on the screen. Integer fiel...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Preview tool requested for chfs and allocp

A way to run chfs / allocp in a preview mode would be extremely useful. It has been found that attempts to expand striped logical volumes can fail in seemingly random fashion. This makes the success of the operation unpredictable which can be cost...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Update of allocp needed to permit usage of all available space in VG

The layout of the logical volume on the existing luns is providing a constraint that is restricting which disks can be used for expansion. Those luns are not being counted in the expansion and allocp produces the message: 0516-404 allocp: This sys...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

PAM module support

Well-known and often-used PAM module pam_localuser is not currently available on AIX.Not integrating this module pre-compiled with the base AIX packages or through yum is a missed opportunity.It also currently impedes easy deployment of our corss-...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Resource based constrained delegation

We would like to have "Resource based constrained delegation" in the next Java release. As per support case TS006005382, it was suppose to be in 8u301 but it's not.
over 2 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration