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AIX WLM Start and Stop is blocking activities on huge Systems

When configuring and then starting or stopping AIX WLM Workload Manager the system is not forking any new processes anymore and if it is e.g. a 5 TB AIX machine with thousands of processes it might take up to 10 minutes to startAIX Support Analysi...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX SUMA to download sha checksum information for each file

When downloading files via SUMA, it would be extremely useful to also download a checksum file (such as when using the download director applet), in order that one can be confident in the integrity of the downloaded file. The ability to ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

snprintf() support in ProbeVue dynamic tracing

Implement snprintf() functionality within ProbeVue
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

errdemon should survive rootvg outages

RAS improvement for errdemon required to save errlog entries during temporary rootvg outages.
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

please package openssl for rsyslog in AIX

In product IBM TS7700 we want to provide our customers to use openssl with rsyslog, but the current aix rsyslog package do not include openssl. we would like to request it to be added.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

Increase the number of LP's for an LV dynamically when CHFS is executed.

When I want to add space to a file system and the LV doesn't have enough LP's defined I have to manually go increase the max number of LP's for that LV. I have to guess at how many LP's I need or do some math. I usually end up tossing some large n...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Command to work with entries in /etc/filesystems

In AIX there are a lot of small nice commands to make changes to /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/security/user, /etc/inittab, etc. but there are no commands to add/change/remove entries in /etc/filesystems without changing logical volumes. It w...
over 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

NFS 4.1 and 4.2 functionality on AIX

we need NFS version 4.1 and 4.2 support in AIX (at least NFS-client side!) In Linux we do have NFS 4.1 and 4.2 support: currently AIX...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data for any crash analysis. Every time there is systems hung or crash, only feedback we get is SNAP did not capture system DUMP. we have all hosts with "Firmware assisted -...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Reusing the disks from the lvup_rootvg after a LiveUpdate

After a Live Update operation some additional disks needed are contained in a ghost VG named lvup_rootvg, which blocks the reusage of the disks for other LPARs or for a subsequent LU operation. Please make it possible to delete this VG without a r...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration