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Add wrapper to /usr/opt/rpm/bin/patch

GNU patch which is delivered as part of rpm.rte has a known bug on AIX. It dumps core with out of memory error in some case if nofiles is set to -1 or unlimited. Please add a wrapper to check if nofiles is set to unlimited and if it is, set ulimit...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Command saveupgdata check space only AIX/LINUX - df

Now command savupgdata only works with sftp server where command df is avalible.I have windows sftp and this command - df not give a free space from my server sftp works in windows. Currently, it is not possible to send data to servers other than ...
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs.

Implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs. When a node failure occurs on the service machine and the shared disk created by AIX LVM mirror is taken over to the standby machine, syncvg is forced using t...
4 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Submitted

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Display command for a GUI task

The HMC should have the possibility to show the CLI command for a task that is executed over the GUI. For example the start of a VM should return "chsysstate -r lpar .....". Such a functionality is implemented in AIX SMIT using the F6 key. This wo...
5 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Submitted

Telnet Server Attributes for V7R4

Currently there is no API to get telnet server attributes or SQL services in V7R4.The use case for this is for system parmeters docummentation. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1119123
5 months ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Would like to see the NMAP commands be made available for the operating system.

Would like to see the NMAP commands be made available for the operating system. Because the tools are good to have if someone asks you to probe a remote server to see what ports are available. This is especially needed if someone put in firewall r...
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
5 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Submitted