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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...
over 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...
over 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.
over 2 years ago in AIX 2 Is a defect

Live kenel update should support SMB

Live kernel update should support SMB clients.
over 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...
over 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...
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 is calling nim_unmount without the force flag. is calling nim_unmount without the force flag.This should be fixed, so that the NIM resource's filesystem/directory is unmounted when the mksysb is done. If another command being run on the system puts the NIM resource's filesystem/dir...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

vPMEM support for AIX Flash Cash without cold start

With support of vPMEM starting with AIX 7.3 we need support of AIX Flash Cache with vPMEM without Flash Cache cold start after AIX Boot.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Support for NFS 4.1 in AIX

We have an NFS mount which is shared from Azure, which uses NFS version 4.1. We are getting mount errors while mounting the share in AIX 7.1 LPAR. IBM support confirmed that AIX currently support only till NFS version 4
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration