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Mirrored rootvg in wpar not able to stop/start after disk failure

In an LPAR, rootvg can be mirrored, a disk can fail, and the LPAR can boot from the remaining disk. One can accomplish a boot off the remaining disk by entering maintenance mode, setting the remaining disk as the boot disk, and updating the bootli...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Certificates that have an expiration date beyond January 19, 2038 on IBM i R54x systems

We have a problem with a V5R4M5 lpar where we need to import a CA certificate which expires after January 19th 2038. The CA certificate signed a certificate request made from this lpar. That is not possible. I can see that there are ptf's to V6R1M...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Synchronize Contents of rootvg and NIM Alt Disk Migration

An Alt Disk Migration is run at 6:00 am but the reboot to the Alt Disk is not scheduled until 6:00 pm. During that 12 hour window, a user changes their password. So, /etc/pass is no longer up to date on the Alt Migration disk. It would be nice to ...
over 7 years ago in AIX 0 Not under consideration

Evitar que un abrazo mortal paralice la maquina

Cuando se presenta una situación de LCKW masivos, mientras se encuentran los trabajos que están en abrazo mortal, la maquina deja de responder.La búsqueda es bastante dispendiosa, cuando encontramos los trabajos causantes del LCKW masivo, lo que h...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Implementation of DBX set $frame functionality

Request for a working version of the "set $frame" facility to be able to study a core dump from an alternate point in the stack. In AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, dbx already has placeholder code for this facility. The use case presented in PMR 83008,L6Q is a p...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Attach Boot and Data LUNs to LPARs via seperate set of HBA(tagged ports)

Attach boot and data LUNs vi separate set of HBAs. For example allow boot LUNs to be attached via one set of Tagged Ports and data LUNs using a second set of Tagged Ports.
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Phase 2 truss functional enhancements

AIX 7.2 TL 1 contains enhancements to the truss command to expand system calls which can be decoded. This request is to build upon that capability to improve and expand this capability : 1. Expansion of statx, socketpair, pipe.2. Next tranche of c...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

alt_disk_mksysb on aix

I was able to reproduce your problem in the lab system.- The problem occurs with EtherChannel configuration. - The problem doesn't occur with non-EtherChannel configuration. .To cut a long story short, it is a design limitation. The alt_disk_mksys...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Display HMC information in iSeries 5250 terminal

Need to extract HMC information in iSeries LPAR Use Case: From iSeries command prompt need to execute iSeries command or call program to extract HMC information like HMC model, serial number, version etc. At present there is iSeries command CALL Q...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 5 Not under consideration

CICS startup enhancement

We observed that a running CICS instance RCU space would be overwritten even if a duplicate CICS is not started successfully. Use Case: Prevent running CICS RCU userspace from being overwritten
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration