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MPIO should provide a mechanism to degrade path that return errors

Currently, AIX MPIO PCM provides a mechanism to mark paths as degraded and even fail them when reaching rw_timeout.In some cases (fabric physical degradation) those paths may have been showing errors well in advance or the storage may have aborted...
about 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

SAN Tape Support in AIX LKU Live Kernel update

We using Spectrum protect LAN Free Backup with SAN NPIV Tapes for backup big Oracle SAP Databases fast. Currently there is no Live Kernel update possible because of the missing support of LKU with NPIV Tapes.
almost 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Querying LDAP server for users public ssh key via secldapclntd

We would like to have the possibility to use secldapclntd to read during login-time the users ssh public key from an LDAP server (for more details refer to the specified case)
about 4 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

AIX 7.2 Kerberos Support for Live Update functionality

We Need suport of Kerberos in AIX 7.2 Live Update funtionality Asap !
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Implement support for SMBv3 in bos.cifs_fs.rte

Since Windows16 doesn't support SMBv1, there is no chance to mount Windows16-Shares via CIFS on an AIX-Lpar, because the latest bos.cifs_fs version only works with SMBv1.SMBv2 and SMBv3 are not supported.We would appriciate, if bos.cifs_fs.rte wou...
over 6 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

Request for fast HBA I/O failure

During FC cable test with NICE Information Service(client), we found I/O delay time gap between AIX server and x86 machine. When FC adapter driver detects a link event, driver waits approximately for 15 seconds. Client carried out same test on bot...
over 3 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Provide standardise approach for lsmpio metadata expansion

Currently there is no public information about what extended metadata attributes can be obtained from the storage to facilitate OS admin manipulation of storage.For example lsmpio -q presents on some devices the name of the volume and there could ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

AIX LKU - general performance improvement during attach/detach, currently too slow.

Improving AIX Live Kernel Update, with PowerVC, general performance would benefit many clients, but is particularly needed here due to the scale of the environment and the challenges of keeping up with code rollout schedules. Currently LKU is taki...
10 months ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Support for LDAP netgroups and assigning LDAP users to local UNIX groups

Unable to assign LDAP users membership to local UNIX groups. The bank's LDAP service uses LDAP Netgroups as a core design element to group various entities within the bank and define access controls. We have a complex tree of several 1000s of LDAP...
over 3 years ago in AIX 5 Delivered

AIX LFS changes required for smbc performance enhancement

Development asked for an RFE to be opened to request modification of the LFS layer of AIX to add vinfo parameters to the vnop_readdir and vnop_lockctl calls so that the smbc client can get the information it needs to avoid duplicating SMB queries,...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered