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AIX instfix ran from batch leaves empty dirs in /tmp

I use below command instfix -i | egrep "ML|SP"| grep "Not all filesets for" | awk '{system ("instfix -ciqk "$5)}' | grep ":-:" to find if all filesets in AIX are correct. After some time, in /tmp dir there is a lot of empty dirs with name instfixX...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Is a defect

Need multiple IPSec tunnels in AIX to the same endpoint.

AIX has a limitation in IPsec configurability. It does not support multiple IPsec tunnels, each using a unique IKE authentication pre-shared key, to the same remote endpoint address. This RFE is to AIX to provide this capabilities.
over 5 years ago in AIX 4 Future consideration

Power 9+ Thunderbolt hardware support

In addition to USB support on Power Systems, Thunderbolt support will be welcomed in future iterations of the Power hardware offerings.
over 5 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration

NFS4.1 support on IBMi

Hi I am looking for an help that nfs4.1 is supported is supported on IBM i. Also any plans of adding nfs4.1 in new releases.Requesting for guidance on this. ThanksAteev Use Case: Presently i do not have any use case for the same.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Please port the newly open-sourced Swift programming language to IBM i under 5733OPS

I assume that we've given the COMMON process enough time to percolate on this submission from 5Dec2015: http://requirements.common.org/powerbase/view/ideasIBM.htm?db=ideasIBM&Where=ID%20=%20371 Problem:Our IBM i development community struggles...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Informix ESQL/C ifx_var_getdata() should do charset conversion when binding with CLVCHARPTRTYPE

Sorry for the IBM AIX product name but this is about IBM/HCL Informix and I can't find the product name in the list... Platforms: Linux Debian 10.7 or Windows 10Informix server: IDS-14.10.FC5Informix client: CSDK 4.50.FC5DB_LOCALE = en_us.utf8CLIE...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Add option numbers to HMC Call home phone number

We want to be able to add phone number options to the HMC Call home phone number field in the HMC "Manage Customer Information" configuration for IBM Support to be able to quickly contact the correct customer group via phone call on call home aler...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

VLAN / Vswitch info from CLI on Linux on Power

I would like to have a command on Linux on Power similar to AIX enstat command; to find out Vswitch & VLAN information from OS CLI: AIX entstat example:root@capadir01:/home/root # entstat -d ent1 |egrep "MYVLAN|Port VLAN ID"Port VLAN ID: 4000S...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Debug view obscures edit view when in full-screen

When in debug, double clicking the editor tab maximises the source code view. This completely fills the screen; no other views are visible. When stepping through the program, the debug view re-appears and obscures the top part of the source code. ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add an EKM server to HMC

In order to use hardware tape encryption with our IBM i servers, we need to have a set of servers configured with an EKM product (SKLM, formerly TKLM) to manage the keys. It would be nice of the HMC could have an integrated EKM server so we can ma...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration