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RFE for PowerVM for QoS with virtual fibre channel (NPIV)

QoS with NPIV requirements: Desire a way to control the relative host and related FC adapter resources that a VM can consume compared to other VMs on a physical server. The intent is to allow VMs with critical I/O needs to get more host and FC ada...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Deliver emfc_power as command in AIX for SAN connection troubleshooting

One of the first steps when working with IBM is (after snap´s) is to run the command emfc_power to verify TX/RX/ levels. This command could be useful as a standard command also including 25/10Gbs LAN power status check, as maybe event driven alert...
12 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Add NFS v4.1 and NFS v4.2 support for mounting on clients

There are supposedly security and stability enhancements in NFSv4.1 and v4.2. Also, the IBM product MQ suggests using NFSv4.1
6 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

PowerHA SMUI support of ECDSA keys

Current SMUI is using 8+ years old SSH libraries which do support only RSA keys. More modern keys like ECDSA are supported by used libraries for about 4 years. I do not understand why modern UI is relying on ancient libraries and does not allow us...
5 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

Use the Partition/System Name Consistently

The nomenclature SYSNAME is associated with the RTVNETA command since before Partitions existed. It is now often known as the System/Partition or LPAR name. While IBM does display the System Name on UIM screens and menus, and stores it within crea...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Under review

AIX kernel facility to track outstanding opens to a device

Currently AIX doesn't track open()s to a device. In case a process has a device opened before the configuration method has ran that device cannot be configured on the OS without a reboot, because it is not possible to identify the offending proces...
9 months ago in AIX 8 Under review

Emulex Dirver Support for the Emulex SAN Manager

Support for Congestion Management, Visibility of Transceiver Data and Inventory of all Power Emulex HBAs. Customers can do autonomous Congestions Managment who can help them mitigate Performance Problems. With the Visibility of Transceiver Data th...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Under review

Allow the same SMTP alias to be used for different domains when SMTP attribute are configured as DIRTYPE(*SMTP)

With SMTP attribute (CHGSMTPA) configured as DIRTYPE(*SDD) you could use the same SMTP alias for different domains, e.g noreply@mycompany.com noreply@mycompany.eu noreply@mycompanysubsidiary.com This could be accomplished by using the WRKNAMS...
7 months ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Under review

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review