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JFS2 support in nimadm

When you use nimadm with the option to make local caching, it uses jfs to locally create filessystems in the volume group given in the command line. would it be possible to use jfs2 isntead of JFS ? regards, Johann Klotz
almost 9 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Make AIX and VIO RFE's viewable.

Currently, both AIX and VIO RFE's are automatically marked private. This defeats the purpose of being able to view an existing RFE and allowing our customers to vote on it so it can have higher priority for level 3 to review.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 6 Delivered

PowerHA Resourse Group (RG) Management during Network Outage

Currently we're using PowerHA v7.1.3 PowerHA RG will failover to secondary node during the network outage that impacted to application operation (remount filesystem and startup application by PowerHA start script). We would like to have network in...
almost 9 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Delivered

Better NFSv4 support on NIM (maybe make default version choosable)

The standard nfs version in a nim environment seems to be nfsv3. In many objects you can use or change the version to nfsv4. We only can use nfsv4, because its firewall-fiendly and allowed in our environment. There are still some places where nfsv...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

PowerVC does not report real error message/cause

I was trying to add Host to PowerVC env, it failed multiple times with "PD-A001001 Could not access the Hardware Management Console for an unknown reason. Refer to the /var/log/nova/compute-9119MHE_108EF27.log file for more details." And at the en...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

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