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AIX

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Stock AIX images in PowerVS need more space in /var and /opt to install programs and tools

Both clients, IBM Test, and IBM development teams would benefit from more space in /var and /opt in order to install tools (both internal and openSource). Suggest increasing the space by 100 MByte as reasonable free space. As a workaround to this ...
6 months ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Reset RootVG PVID in Cloud Ready Images

Currently when Cloud Ready images are deployed, all images regardless of OS level have the same PVID for hdisk0. This can complicate actions like attaching a rootvg to another system to do an alt_disk operation. This is very common in the cloud (P...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Harmonize procedure of managing configfiles during update of filesets

From an old case we noticed, that procedure how config files are treated during update is fileset-specific. Procedure should be same for each and every config file and it should be easy to check what was done with the config file. It should cover ...
about 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Replace the existing smbc generic mount error with specific errors

Instead of the generic error message that the smbc mount helper prints for almost all mount problems, it should instead print separate messages for each of the various reasons mount operations can fail. For example, a failure to authenticate the u...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX should provide a method to notify the SRC that a daemon restart is triggered externally

Provide a method for daemons, that an externally triggered restart (for example from a remote system) of a daemon is "ok" for the SRC daemon.
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

All optical SFP's in NICs should have a mechanism to display SFP Tx and Rx Power (as a minimum), Temperature, Alarms as well as SFP Vendor, Serial #

Diagnosing issues becomes much faster when the SFP Tx and Rx Power can be provided to onsite and to customers to work out if it is a cable, sfp or NIC issue - Customers Network team 1st response to an issue is 'what is the Tx & Rx for that lin...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Ansible operation for NIM

Almost every AIX environment has a NIM server as central point of management. Ansible requires ssh connection from Ansible controller to Ansible-managed systems. It is possible to unite both NIM as a central management server for AIX infrastructur...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add protocol SMB 3.1.1 support to SMBC client for AIX

Currently, SMB 3.0.2 is the only supported protocol by SMBC client for AIX.As more and more cloud and storage providers support Microsoft SMB 3.1.1, it should be great that the SMBC client for AIX supports it.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

sendmail configuration needs authentication to work

sendmail configuration needs authentication to work from the company's smtp server. i have been informed AIX does not support authentication on sendmail. can you please work around this so it can be achievable.
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

update secldapclntd to use AES256 encryption

Currently, secldapclntd uses DES encryption to store bindpwd and ldapsslkeypwd entries in ldap.cfg.Since DES isn't considered secure any more, secldapclntd should be upgraded to use AES256 encryption.
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration