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PowerVC neutron subnet - IP range expansion and update

Present a CLI version to allow customer to update a subnet range which may have been created incorrectly
almost 7 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

ls -l fails if file is deleted during the execution of the command

Customer would like an enviorment variable to neglect a file from output if the file is removed during the execution of ls -l
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Broadcast from HMC

Every HMC keeps broadcasting to the network address over UDP port 9900 every 5 minutes even though a list of running HMC has been configured manually in its settings
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add "severity" to syslog records

Add "severity" (or event_severity) to syslog records whenever a serviceable event is logged to syslog. For example, parsing the current SvcEventNotify records, provides little indication of a severity level in syslog. 2 parsed examples are shown n...
almost 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

mpstat -T flag

Hi IBM, Could you add the -T flag to mpstat command so that each output block is timestamped like the vmstat and iostat -t flags?
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Pcmpath Query Device Abend AIX - Improvement

When i use an unsupported configuration , over 16 per PATHs Device , the command " pcmpath device query" should receive CORE instead, but AIX receive an ABEND (DSI ), and crash/reboot the system.
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Is a defect

DataStructure Subfield Access By Variable Property

Add new syntax to RPG for accessing subfields. RPG limits access to qualified data structure subfields to hard-coded names with dot notation. New syntax should be like Javascript property notation dataStruct['literal_name'] or var fld = 'userName'...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Allow PP size of rootvg to be set during installation

Allow administrators to set the physical partition (pp) size of rootvg at AIX installation time.
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

NIM bos_inst support for multibos images

Currently, according to the multibos man page, "You can create a backup that contains both instances by first mounting the standby instance (using the -m flag), and then creating the backup. However, you can restore the backup onto a disk only by ...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Allow for AIX automountd failover in the event of primary LDAP server loss

Our team utilizes AIX as the main operating system for our application servers. Within these servers we utilize the LDAP feature to authenticate for purposes such as sudo, ssh, automount, etc. While LDAP does support server failover, automountd as...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration