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HMC Needs Need To Be Able To Send Email Alerts To An SMTP Server With Authentication

We have an HMC that is managing a new Power8 machine. The HMC is V8R8.4.0 and the machine type is 7042-CR8. In the Service Management section of the HMC web page, there are configuration options to setup emailed alerts. The point of this function ...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

assigning another boot disk then remove the old one

The thing is that volume, in the VM, has been alt_disk_copy to another volume. Now the VM is booted on the new volume, so I don't need the old one anymore.Normally, in a powervm Environnement, I assign a new disk, alt_disk_copy to it, then remove ...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Filesystem support in AIX 7.2 live kernel update

1430-047 The file system /mnt of type automount is not supported. We check your vfs type and as you can see from your filesystem output from your snap, those are automounts and are not set to nfs. node mounted mounted over vfs date options -------...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Filesystem fragmentation cause slow performance

Bosch copied several files from directory A to B or C or D. In the target filesystem the data is heavily fragmented which has a negativ impact on the performance (especially TSM). Bosch opened a PMR and the recommendation from the lab was to delet...
over 8 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

File size has zero byte after a crash and reboot

The client BOSCH has the problem, that after a crash and the following reboot some files have a size of only 0 bytes. It happens if the root cause for the crash is within a filesystem, but can also happen with other filesystems. Sometimes the cras...
over 8 years ago in AIX 4 Delivered

HMC ethernet failover capability

Currently we have eth0 private as usual, eth1 is publice with a 221 address with routing and gateway device as eth1. That cable is plugged in to our B side switch. We would like to add another connection to our A side switch in case b side goes do...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered

AIX file defragmentation

AIX file fragmentation reduces the performance and the only way to recover is to backup and restore the data.Defrags command does not defragment files and is not helpful in this situation.
over 8 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

empty blocks copied with mklvcopy and migratepv

Empty blocks copied when using mklvcopy, migratepv, mirrorvg
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Oracle shared listener support for PowerHa SmartAssist for Oracle database

Currently shared listeners are not supported by PowerHa SmartAssist. Currently smart assist scripts are always checking for listeners. If there would be option to say no listeners for this instance. It would help users to create group of Oracle re...
over 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Delivered

AIX support of Drepper SHA512

Submitted on behalf of Adam Moore - UNIX Security Engineering AIX currently supports the use of an SHA512 based password encryption algorithm for the storage of user passwords using a proprietary algorithm based on PKCS #5 v2.1 based encryption st...
over 8 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered