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Process improvement to quiesce workloads prior to Live Kernel Update

Currently clients have to follow an elaborate process to quiesce workloads manually, and they would prefer to have support from the LKU preparation process to identify what apps or processes are impacting LKU. Evan Zoss and Carl Burnett have asked...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

nimadm convert JFS to JFS2 in rootvg

nimadm does not support converting JFS file systems to JFS2.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Provide a usable lpstat tool in AIX

In some of our AIX environments we use / want to use printing to remote print servers. For this we configure local print queues. They point to the different print servers, which are sometimes built in interface cards in the printers or external pr...
over 5 years ago in AIX 8 Not under 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

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

ksh93 shopt_audit support

We need to be able to log commands used by the ksh93 shell to meet PCI requirements for any user account - specifically the root account. This is accomplished by setting the SHOPT_AUDIT option at compile time for ksh93. We need an IBM supportable ...
about 6 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

inetd needs hardening

inetd is too easily killed. We have had numerous examples over the years of customers or cluster software resetting systems only to find, looking in the crash dump, that inetd is not running. This is odd because srcmstr is responsible for restarti...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Modernize NIM to use more repositories/lpp_sources

When we install via bundle files its demanded to point out a/one only lpp_source. We have many lpp_sources, ie per TL and SP and so on, so be able to search for software to install it would be good to have the possibility to define many lpp_source...
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX WLM Start and Stop is blocking activities on huge Systems

When configuring and then starting or stopping AIX WLM Workload Manager the system is not forking any new processes anymore and if it is e.g. a 5 TB AIX machine with thousands of processes it might take up to 10 minutes to startAIX Support Analysi...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Increase the number of LP's for an LV dynamically when CHFS is executed.

When I want to add space to a file system and the LV doesn't have enough LP's defined I have to manually go increase the max number of LP's for that LV. I have to guess at how many LP's I need or do some math. I usually end up tossing some large n...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration