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Modernize NIM to use more repositories/lpp_sources

When we install via bundle files its demanded to point out a/one only lpp_source. We have many lpp_sources, ie per TL and SP and so on, so be able to search for software to install it would be good to have the possibility to define many lpp_source...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

errdemon should survive rootvg outages

RAS improvement for errdemon required to save errlog entries during temporary rootvg outages.
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX SUMA to download sha checksum information for each file

When downloading files via SUMA, it would be extremely useful to also download a checksum file (such as when using the download director applet), in order that one can be confident in the integrity of the downloaded file. The ability to ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Enable Simultaneous Update of LPPs and Installation of iFixes within LiveUpdate

If we place all needed ifixes to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/emgr/ppc, all LPPs to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/installp/ppc (exactly the structure from our NIMs) the command: geninstall -k -Y -d /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/ all runs fine, and it p...
over 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Remove an ifix using LiveUpdate

Enable the removal of ifixes via LiveUpdate, fi. by adding a new parameter to the geninstall command
about 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Command to work with entries in /etc/filesystems

In AIX there are a lot of small nice commands to make changes to /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/security/user, /etc/inittab, etc. but there are no commands to add/change/remove entries in /etc/filesystems without changing logical volumes. It w...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

NFS 4.1 and 4.2 functionality on AIX

we need NFS version 4.1 and 4.2 support in AIX (at least NFS-client side!) In Linux we do have NFS 4.1 and 4.2 support: currently AIX...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

offer training in official french on the aix system

enable French speakers around the world to improve their skills in ibm aix
8 months ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

make os aix virtualizable with vmware or virtualbox

os aix is too little known in the student world. offer a virtualizable test version with x64 processors
8 months ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Cant use other disk names in Live Kernel Update LKU rather hdisk

Under AIX 7.2 it is not possible to rename disk to use for LKU for better identification . It must be hdisk but for automation with scripts another disk name to set with rendev would be helpful
over 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration