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AIX entropy pool monitoring

AIX does not offer a way to monitor the entropy pool comparable with Linux:$ cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail According to the documentation there seems to be a pool for that on AIX as well:
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Ethernet driver support of Power8 for AIX 5.3 LPARS

We've Power8 or greater managed systems and the 10GbE ethernet or the SRIOV adapters drivers cannot be installed on AIX 5.3 client servers. If AIX 5.3 servers are allowed to run on a Power8 or greater systems via PTF U86665.bff, IBM should also gi...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support for VM Recovery Manager with MetroMirror (Multitarget)

On December 2020 we sold a power (E980)+storage(DS8950) solution to Banco Pichincha (the biggest bank in Ecuador) this solution has HA (with metro mirror with 2 DS8950) in the main Data Center, and DR (Global mirror) in the other DC, but we also s...
about 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 1 Future consideration

VIOS storage mirror testing over distant datacenters

To increase the rubustness of the VIOS, it is highly appreciated to also do testing for storage mirroring over distant datacenters.The requesting client has an environment of about 5.000 vscsi disks from two datacenters with a distance of 5 miles....
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Not under consideration

Classpath for java stored procedure

Because Java stored procedures share the same classpath, it appears necessary to have the ability to specify the classpath by java stored procedure, for development customer needs, and testing. Jar files are registered by SQLJ.INSTALL_JAR stored p...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

snap should collect /etc/filesystems file

Currently, the snap command does not collect the /etc/filesystems file when you run snap -ac. It would be nice if we get that file to debug any filesystems problems.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Add 'Call stack counter' to QMHSNDSM

Please add a 'Call stack counter' parameter to the QMHSNDSM API. We want to encapsulate the ability to set a scope-handling program in a command so that less experienced programmers can use it without having to understand the nuances of the QMHSND...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Automatically Present ACS Emulator Transform Services PDF Writer Output In Upright Position

We use the ACS emulator to host PDF print sessions for writing spool file reports to PDF. In Client Access the hosted writer would create PDFs which were automatically oriented to the upright position. (Whether printing Portrait or Landscape) Howe...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

AIX 7.2 echo vfcs | kdb is not displaying any output

when i am running kdb command on AIX 7200-03-02-184, it is not displaying any details of fcs adapters, whereas it is working find for vscsi, please let know how to fix this problem in AIX 7.2. [PRD][root@bellvpc2lpr0f aaas]# echo vfcs | kdb START ...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Update pathname resolution behavior for trailing slashes to match POSIX specifications

POSIX says, for pathname resolution, that: "A pathname that contains at least one non- <slash> character and that ends with one or more trailing <slash> characters shall not be resolved successfully unless the last pathname component b...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration