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HMC user profiles policy

Hello, I was trying to find a way to setup the user profiles on the HMC to automatically be disabled after x amount of tries with the wrong password. However, the way I understand it, the HMC's local password policy does not have this capability. ...
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Request a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads.

pthread_setname_np / pthread_getname_npRequest a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads. The interface can be non-portable. There is no known API for this currently implemented in AIX 7.1 thru TL3. Requirements:- Ability for a thre...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request that glob() be amended to be thread-safe.

This request considers the case when glob is running on one thread, while filesystem operations (open, stat, etc.), with relative pathnames, are being conducted on another thread. The current implementation of glob (through AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3) uses c...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

PowerHA Gui remediation

we need support to remediate the following vulnerability report HA GUI clients SSL Certificate with Wrong Hostname RFE opened based on support recommendation , please see support update below Unfortunately, the approach of generating new set of se...
almost 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

Request to make the API getwparstate() threadsafe

We use the API getwparstate() to fetch the wpar status as active or not. This API works if invoked from within a main() execution of the program. However, this API is failing to return correct state when it is invoked from a thread. We took help f...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Is there any way that SAS RAID adapter (FC: EJ0U) used in S824 server can support SCIS standard disk pages 0x80?

System : Steel Mill Cold Rolling SystemActor : Our Team want to Fix the this ErrorDescription: The current system provides service using Veritas InfoScale, and the server configures the internal disks to RAID to duplicate them using the InfoScale ...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Enable Ctrl (and other) keys to repeat

This is for ACS - Accessw Client Solutions. I would like to be able to have the Ctrl key be a repeatable key. Its' location is similar to the NewLine key from the 5250 terminal family and is commonly mapped to perform that function. Use Case: Keyb...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Make RDi available for Mac

Can we make RDi RPG/COBOL development tools available for MAC OSX? I understand that in the past the delay was due to the lack of verifier routines to run on OSX, but even a version without these would allow Mac users to use the tool to gain busin...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement for mechanism to regulate Volume Manager Access for disks Provisioned across nodes.

Enhancement requested to restrict/regulate accidental provisioning of same disk (storage LUN) to multiple nodes at volume manager level(LVM) : In a customer environment multiple servers ,multiple LPAR's are managed by a SAN/NAS backed storage. It'...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration