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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Free disk space on shared lib remove

When removing a shared lib from the file system which is currently loaded, the file disappears from the directory listing, but currently still occupies the disk space. Therefore a file system can over time fill up by replacing shared libs. Change ...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Add Yum like REPO to AIX

Installing and maintaining RPMs can be very difficult due to dependency issues. IBM's own Michael Perzl has done some excellent work in this area, however it is still not as simple as it could be when compared to Linux.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

/proc filesystem improvement

Currently, if you try to get process time information via the /proc filesystem, the values you get are behind the values retrievable by the APIs times() or getrusage(). AIX support explained that the reason behind that is, that /proc filesystem is...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

PowerVM LPM and vswitch name change required

Hi IBM.Our client (Commonwealth Bank Australia) would like to set-up two PowerVM virtual switches in each frame, one for production traffic and one for non-production traffic. We created the 2nd vswitch on frame 11 but we were unable to LPM any LP...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Delivered

AIX Trusted Execution TLP Path Length too short

AIX 7.1 Trusted Execution TLP Path Length is too short to add all paths needed for the government client environment to run needed applications/programs.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

pptrim: trim unused PP and unmap them on thin provisioned LUNs

When a Logicial Volume is removed from a Volume Group, the extents on the thin provisioned LUNs are not reclaimed.pptrim is a command that could be used on one or all Physical Volumes of a Volume Group to reclaim their space on the SAN using the V...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

fstrim: trim unused fs blocks on a thin provisioned LUNs

When a huge file is removed from a Filesystem , the extents on the thin provisioned LUNs are not reclaimed.fstrim is a command that could be used on a Filesystem or all FS of a Volume Group to reclaim their space on the SAN using the VSCSI UNMAP c...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

PowerVC: deployer can create a collocation rule

A user in the deployer group is unable to create a collocation rule.
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

VIOS Shared Storage Pool LU Rename

LU renameSuch an obvious missing basic function it can hardly be called an enhancement.I suggest: lu -modify -lu oldname -attr LU_NAME=newnamelu -modify -luudid oldhexA -attr LU_NAME=newhexB
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 6 Delivered

Update pconsole LWI version

This is opened on behalf of a customer. There is a long history of notes with David Clissold, Rachel Anitha, and others. The bottom line is we need to update the LWI that pconsole uses to be current. The reasons are:- to address POODLE- to fix a C...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered