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AIX, VIOS and HMC Lifecycle Information API

Dear Team, Looks like there is no API available to fetch table data from the below VIOs and AIX pages. It would be a nice to have feature, If there is an API available similar to FLRT API. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/powervm-vios-lifecycle-i...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Replace the existing smbc generic mount error with specific errors

Instead of the generic error message that the smbc mount helper prints for almost all mount problems, it should instead print separate messages for each of the various reasons mount operations can fail. For example, a failure to authenticate the u...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

AIX LDAP Client (secldapclntd) Performance Enhancement

Current AIX secldapclntd implementation consumes significant resources and provides slow respond under larger load (thousends of clients). More info in support cases TS009747392 and TS009832647.
4 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Will the compatibility with AIX7.2 and/or AIX 7.3 will be announced with the product PAM_HBAC (Host Based Access Control)

Hello, Will the compatibility with AIX7.2 and/or AIX 7.3 will be announced with the product PAM_HBAC (Host Based Access Control).At the moment, pam_hbac runs on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris (tested on Oracle Solaris 11 and Omnios) but not on AIX.
5 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Request for additional manual explanation on "mindigit" and "minother"

This is a request for an improvement to the AIX manual on password policy. If a password policy item "mindigit" is set to a number greater than 1, "minother" must also be set to a number greater than 1. I would like this to be added to the explana...
5 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

The smbc.rte driver must be MUST more robust against IP address changes on a file server!!!!

We have a NAS "cluster" from which we're mounting CIFS shares. We must use SMBv3 to be compliant with our InfoSec department. However, when an IP changes in our cluster, it's registered with DNS, but the smbc filesystems UTTERLY lock up. They don'...
5 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add wrapper to /usr/opt/rpm/bin/patch

GNU patch which is delivered as part of rpm.rte has a known bug on AIX. It dumps core with out of memory error in some case if nofiles is set to -1 or unlimited. Please add a wrapper to check if nofiles is set to unlimited and if it is, set ulimit...
5 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Provide mksysb image in ESS AIX Flash ISO Media

in a similar way that ESS VIOS Flash ISO Media does.
6 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Stock AIX images in PowerVS need more space in /var and /opt to install programs and tools

Both clients, IBM Test, and IBM development teams would benefit from more space in /var and /opt in order to install tools (both internal and openSource). Suggest increasing the space by 100 MByte as reasonable free space. As a workaround to this ...
6 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Please provide possibility to add 'vlan_tag' to 'vios' management objects on NIM

As of now [ AIX 7300-02-01-2346 ], the current design of VIOS objects does not include support for VLAN tags :-( # lsnim -q define -t standalone | grep vlan-a vlan_tag=<value>-a vlan_pri=<value> # lsnim -q define -t vios | grep vlan
6 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration