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PowerVC provides insufficient details to user when returning error, Managing existing VM may fail if the VM was previously

This virtual machine is not a candidate for import because it was previously managed in PowerVC using a different project on a non-shared network. To manage the virtual machine, convert the network to a shared network
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Senior System Support Engineer

now i can't decide.
over 4 years ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Let client choose the LPAR ID of PowerVC Deployment

The Current PowerVC Driver does not let you choose the LPAR ID to be specified.However we have seen cases in the field that the customer wants to choose the LPAR id to be used for deployment.Major reasons are because1. HMC taskroles rely on LPAR I...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Make 'diff' command POSIX compliant with binary files

The 'diff' command is not POSIX compliant when it comes to binary files. The standard says: Diff Binary Output Format In the POSIX locale, if one or both of the files being compared are not text files, an unspecified format shall be used that cont...
over 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

FSCSI driver changed delayed 15 sec

I understand your last update as good news - there is no big difference between AIX 6.1 with sddpcm and AIX 7.1 with sddpcm. Of course we don't support AIX 6.1 anymore and for AIX version please use AIX 7.1 or AIX 7.1 with latest TL and latest or ...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Allow overriding system value on update of audit columns

Currently doing an SQL update with overriding system value on a column defined as "Generated Always For Each Row on Update as Row Change" results in an SQL0109 saying that it is only allowed on columns defined as Generated Always ??? (probably it ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

LPEX RPG Filter view code does not remove all comments

Using IBM Rational Developer for i Version 9.0.1, editing or view RPGLE code. "Filter view -> Comments" works correctly, showing only comments, but "Filter view -> Code" retains many comments, especially those with 'C' or 'c' in column six. ...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

NPIV load_balacing in LPM allgorithm

My customer uses multiple fcs adapters in a VIOS that are connected to the same FC fabric. This is done for load balancing. When creating new LPARs, these will be distributed over the fcs.But, when the LPARs are moved using LPM, the LPM algorithm ...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Creating a document from an iSeries optical file

I wanted to create a hard copy document from an optical file located in the IFS. I can locate the file that I need, but need to recover the file into a document that can be printed. Would need a function on the iSeries that I can use to generate t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Virtual partition shutdown

HMC "Operations -> shutdown" asks if you are replacing a battery.This is impossible with only virtual resources.STOP ASKING ME THIS!
about 9 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration