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cfgmgr locks VIOS if called in separate processes at the same time

mkdev, mkiscsi, cfgmgr, rmdev, rmiscsi cause the odm to lock and subsequently the VIOS gets locked and needs to be rebooted to recover. We run these commands when an LPAR is started/stopped and they could happen at the same time. This causing the ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect

Make PowerVC installer a step-by-step

The process for installing PowerVC is scripted, however you can see it's made of several step. The problem is that if installation is broken for some error, it can't be re-started because the pre-install checks say that PowerVC is already installe...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 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. ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Provide ability for virtual optical devices larger than 4.3GB

Using Virtual Media Library the optical device is restricted to 4.3GB in size. It then prompts for a second volume for images larger than 4.3GB.Requesting possibility to have virtual optical device increased beyond 4.3GB
almost 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Restore Option needed - addition, disable experation

When restoring a PowerVC backup, we expired 100's of VM's at the same time. There needs to be a switch to disable expiration on a restore.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Non-root volume groups not automatically imported and varied on after Versioned WPAR restore

After a successfull restore of Versioned AIX 5.3 WPAR, I have noticed that any non-rootvg volume groups i.e. data volume groups are not automatically imported and varied on. In our testing, we are restoring the vWPAR back onto the same Global LPAR...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

HMC Power Down frame option

When powering down the frame from the HMC, there is an insufficient and often confusing process that can lead to serious issues. When power down is selected, a pop-pup is displayed that gives a user an option to confirm or cancel the process. In a...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Mechanism to allow drivers in IO path to communicate with each other.

We need a mechanism to allow drivers in IO path to communicate with each other.A possible approach could be to allow third party vendors to set/use any unused bit in b_flags in buf/bufx structure to achieve the same. Basically, In the IO path AIX ...
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Prevent reboot of frame while any LPAR is active

It is good to "Prevent the frame power off if any LPAR is active/running".As of now we are receiving an alert but still we need to get alternate prevention.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

vHMC Hard Drive Allocation

would like the vHMC 8.8.7 sp1 to install with a much smaller HDD. 500GB default is too much for our environment.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration