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LKU - release lvup_rootvg surrogate disk without a reboot

Live Kernal Update - release surrogate disk without a reboot.
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support for NFS 4.1 in AIX

We have an NFS mount which is shared from Azure, which uses NFS version 4.1. We are getting mount errors while mounting the share in AIX 7.1 LPAR. IBM support confirmed that AIX currently support only till NFS version 4
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

lspv output irritating on unavailable disk

I find the output of the lspv somewhat irritating on removed or unavailable disks. Example: here hdisk1 had been removed physically, and the outout of the disk's state differs:# lspvhdisk0 00fab4e16b7a83d9 rootvg activehdisk1 00fab4e187b7bf6e root...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Unify the formats/places/download methods/install methods for AIX patches and fixes. Make blocked filesets obsolete.

Preparing something like a patch bundle for AIX (e.g. on a central NIM server) is a mess. We have to deal with different: formats:lpp, epkg.Z, rpm, tar balls places:fixcentral: for AIX TL/SPdeveloper works: for java, rsct (special versions for Pow...
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Enhance multibos preview to check for available space in rootvg

Please enhance multibos so that the preview operation will perform some kind of "required space" calculation for physical partitions in rootvg.
almost 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

mksysb backup restore with Tape Device

SAS and FC attached tape do not support boot because it needs atape device driver and atape device driver does not support boot.SCSI attached tape does support boot because SCSI attached tape support AIX native tape device driver , so it is the on...
over 4 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

nimadm convert JFS to JFS2 in rootvg

nimadm does not support converting JFS file systems to JFS2.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Provide a usable lpstat tool in AIX

In some of our AIX environments we use / want to use printing to remote print servers. For this we configure local print queues. They point to the different print servers, which are sometimes built in interface cards in the printers or external pr...
over 5 years ago in AIX 8 Not under consideration

ksh93 shopt_audit support

We need to be able to log commands used by the ksh93 shell to meet PCI requirements for any user account - specifically the root account. This is accomplished by setting the SHOPT_AUDIT option at compile time for ksh93. We need an IBM supportable ...
about 6 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Modernize NIM to use more repositories/lpp_sources

When we install via bundle files its demanded to point out a/one only lpp_source. We have many lpp_sources, ie per TL and SP and so on, so be able to search for software to install it would be good to have the possibility to define many lpp_source...
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration