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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

Supporting proxy server configuration for FTP downloads of security fixes using TNCPM

PowerSC Trusted Network Connect Patch Management (TNCPM) capability allows identifying and downloading AIX service packs and security fixes for end-points. Currently, TNCPM downloads the security i-fixes using FTP channel, whereas, Service Packs a...
over 8 years ago in PowerSC 3 Delivered

errpt in Secure by Default SBD

we installed AIX 7.1 in "Secure by default" mode. We noticed that errpt command is not present after SbD installation. We know it can be added by installing "bos.sysmgt.serv_aid" fileset butwe wonder if "errpt" should not be the part of standard S...
over 8 years ago in AIX 4 Delivered

Prevent a duplicate PVID from being added to a VG

As can be read in PMR 14682,211,788 the system of our customer had created a PVID (which is a very low chance to happen). That disk was being added to the volume group which caused the failover-node to crash. In some cases extendvg does not preven...
over 8 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

POWER7 to POWER8 offline Migration

The process to migrate LPARs from the POWER7 to the POWER8 lacks a user friendly HMC GUI. There is a lack of instructions and intuitive interfaces available, causing delays and an overall poor customer experience.
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Delivered

Dynamic Partition Name Changes in AIX

Hi IBM, Is it possible to get AIX to dynamically update the LPAR Partition Name as displayed in the lpstat -i output if the LPAR name has been changed on the HMC?
over 8 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

Exposed libptools library interfaces for customer use

1. Symbol lookups, with all appropriate relocations considered, based on recorded artifacts: for example, gensyms, genld -l and process listing data. I can do this now with a pure Perl implementation I wrote, but that implementation is slow compar...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered