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enhance FWAD so that it does not run out of memory for storing CDT structures

IBM Power Systems customer Bloomberg created a system dump in which was displayed the message : "There was not enough memory to copy the CDTs, Contact IBM for further support". Analysis of this dump indicated there was not enough memory pre-alloca...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

HMC updates and upgrades can be difficult at times to figure out

HMC updates and upgrades can be difficult at times to figure out. For example what prereqs are required. We have many HMCs and they are not all in sink so when it comes for an upgrade or update it is rather easy to miss something on a prereq list ...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 10 Delivered

Second stage of UDP receive rate improvements

Seek to attain a goal of 1 million packets per second on receive, for a single-stream of UDP multicast. The mechanism at this rate should be lossless and sustainable. Assumptions:- Full system LPAR running AIX 7.2 TL1.- POWER8: models S824 (24-way...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

HMC DHCP server customization

Make it possible for HMC administrator to add custom Address Range in DHCP server configuration.
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Delivered

Control for SEA Shared Ethernet Adapter) fallback behavior in dual VIOS setup

In current scenario of a dual virtual I/O server setup with SEA fail over configured, clients see a very small outage (instances of request time out to put simply) while the active SEA (priority=1) fails for some reason (cable, adapter, switch etc...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 5 Delivered

restore multiple vscsi mappings of one disk on a VIOS with viosbr

If a disk is mapped on one VIOS to several LPARs via vscsi viosbr backs up these mappings but does only restore the first mapping. So viosbr does not restore the VIOS to the same state it had before the backup. viosbr -restore is unable to perform...
over 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Delivered

AIX ProbeVue : provide expansion of _curthread and _curprocess acccesors

Request to add thread state as an accesor in the __curthread and __curproc ProbeVue objects. Additional granularity required to limit results of interval probe to data only from threads in running state.
over 8 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

AIX ProbeVue : provide Vue function to convert probev_timestamp_t type to nanoseconds

ProbeVue set_date_format doesn't document a facility to timestamp with milliseconds or microseconds. The log output from certain tools must produce sub-second granularity. Providing a Vue function to convert probev_timestamp_t type to nanoseconds ...
over 8 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Request CLI for creating and editing HMC templates

I would like to be able to create and edit HMC template from the HMC command line
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Delivered

Code Coverage Merged Report

When using the Code Coverage utility, it would be very beneficial to be able to generate a report for merged results. At this time, it appears that you can run multiple instances of the Code Coverage utility to create multiple results. You can sel...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered