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change the AIX 72 sctape driver to return dk_stat sturcture so iostat can read the data and display it

iostat -ap 1 1 does not show the SAS attached tape drive System configuration: lcpu=32 drives=12 paths=28 vdisks=1 tapes=0 The ATAPE driver does not support this drive attached via SAS (or USB), so we cannot just switch drivers.
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

HMC - Remove Network and Storage information for none VIOS hosted LPARs in Gallery View

In the Enhanced HMC interface, Could you Remove Network and Storage information for none VIOS hosted LPARs in Gallery View. This information is not (to the best of my knowledge) collected for any LPAR that is not hosted by VIOS.
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future 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...
about 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

SMC-R support for VIO client

To enhance AIX VIO client performance, the use of SMC-R in conjunction with vNIC and LPM would be of value.
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

SSP LUN Space Reclaim

When using SSP deployment, Tiers can be created as Thin provisioned thus consuming LUN space that is used in the assigned LPARs.By time data in the LUs is written and subsequently erased, causing the LUs (and their containing tiers) to inflate.The...
over 4 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Not under consideration

Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC

In order to use Creating and Signing Certificates on HMC, you have to invalidate the existing Certificate and use a self-signed certificate. If you have a currently valid certificate, and are requesting a new certificate using a CSR prior to exist...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Not under consideration

Seri not supported by Secured Browser

Seri doesn't work with Secured Browser
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 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. ...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

SPP creation on target host within VM migration

In case of migrating a VM which is located in SPP (SharedProcessorPool); would it be possible that PowerVC automatically creates (or at least suggests creation) identical SPP on the target host? (instead of the need for admin going to HMC & cr...
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Pvcauth via the Novalink partition

Proxy pvcauth via the Novalink partition to PowerVC. In the same nature RMC communication currently works with Novalink.
over 4 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration