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Need Infinidat Storage support on IBM Powervc

I wanted a fully functional powerVC that supports the third-party storage system by Infinibox or Infinidat
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

AIX cfgmgr command should be fault tolerant

The AIX cfgmgr command is critical to 24x7 operation. It is expected and critical to design system software or operating system software to be fault tolerant. Therefore the cfgmgr command should not hang when comes across a faulty card, port, inte...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Increase Maximum Number of Managed Hosts Per HMC Supported By PowerVC

I would like for PowerVC to support more than 30 HMC-managed hosts. I'm attempting to setup PowerVC in our environment, but ran into this limitation since we have 33 hosts attached to our HMC. Adding hosts within the PowerVC GUI fails because of t...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Enable AIX Diagnostics to provide meaningful error message when adapter is failing

See PMR above and also 71727,L6Q,000. Error message received indicated only 'link error' for a hardware problem. AIX today does not have the ability to provide a more exact error to indicate a hardware problem.
over 7 years ago in AIX 0 Not under consideration

Snapshot procedure to backup the vHMC

Procedure to backup the vHMC with vm' snapshot.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Create HMC TASK that assigns only HSCROOT password change to a custom role

Have the ability to create a custom role and assign a TASK to it that only allows selected role to have the privilege of changing hsroot password.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

Compute templates (flavor) additions / support for API changes

Allow to add all of existing "extra specs" for a compute template to the GUI or support doing it via the REST APIs. Today, the "extra specs" for the compute templates (flavors) is not complete through the GUI. We'd like to be able to define the "s...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Allow existing commands to be more interactive

Provide more interactive output for commands that will be doing a lot of work, or have the potential to make large changes in the system.
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX leap second handling

Both Linux and Solaris (for lack of better terms) are using a "stretched 59th second " that last for 2 seconds before it ticked to 00. So when compared to TAI, when the clock ticked to 00, all will be in synced. The requirement is that AIX provide...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

ksh93 search slow

The performance of the following ksh93 script is unacceptable: s="a=123456789-123456789-12345678" date if [[ "${s}" == *([!=])[=]*(*) ]]; then date name=${.sh.match[1]} value=${.sh.match[2]} print "Match" ${name} "=" ${value} else date print "No m...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration