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Save Remote Scratchpad Entries

Saving of the remote scratch pad entries will help navigate code more effectively . Use Case: Every time the editor restarts all the entries are lost. it would be a good feature to add an ability to save them to a list.
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

LDAP Connection Option

Please provide a LDAP option to close the persistent connection to the LDAP server.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

update IO adapter microcode non-interactively

Need to change 'diag' command so that it can do non-interactively. something like this -- "diag -d fcs0 -T download -c"
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value.

Request a fix / warning added to chdev if byte 0-3 has a known value. The "chdev ... pv=yes" changes byte 0-3 along with adding a PVID. Command "chdev -l hdiskX -a pv=y in addition to placing a PVID on the disk it changes byte 0-3 to C9C2D4C1 (IBM...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC deploy failure when flashcopy is running

PowerVC reports deployment failure when source svc is performing a flashcopy/Rather than report a deploy failure, recommend returning a warning to the user and delay the deploy request pending completion of flashcopy
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Support request Parallel environmet for AIX with Power8

We would like to confirm to support Parallel environment for AIX with Power8 . Applying AIX for Power8 should be must, because high performance computing user who use old Power systems want to use new AIX platform (Power 8).
about 8 years ago in Parallel Environment for Power Linux / Runtime Edition 3 Not under consideration

Add better WPAR data to the snap tool

Please add better information gathering to the WPAR snap option -@ and -a (all). What I would suggest is adding: Collect the WPAR event log# cp /var/adm/wpars/event.log /tmp/ibmsupt/testcase Then for each WPAR -Collect the WPAR installation log# c...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Secure file erasure

Need a way to securely erase files from the system.
about 8 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Need to securely erase disks

Need a way to securely erase non-internal disks.
about 8 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

PowerHA support handle SNMP trap notification from the SVC for automatic recovery from replication link down

I would require PoweHA support handle SNMP trap notification from the SVC as it does from IBM DS8000 family.I need PowerHA to detect link down, link degraded and link up events as it does from IBM DS8000 family, and this be shown in clstrmgr.debug...
about 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Planned for future release