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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

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