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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

OpenStack commands support within PowerVC

With openstack commands like nova, cinder, glance etc. there is a possibility to retrieve data with very basic syntax on command line from running powervc version 1.2.1 , like on examples below. Outputs are formatted to clear text-based tables. no...
about 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

VIO level Rules command output not easily usable

When editing the VIO rules file the information within the file doesn't allow you to easily identify what type of device or adapter you have set the attributes on.
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 3 Not under consideration

Control lifetime of RDi TCP/IP connection

Provide the ability to control the lifetime of the TCP/IP connection to a server. The default seems too short, and leads to a frustrating experience when you find out the connection has dropped from inactivity. Use Case: Allow the lifetime of a se...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

IPSEC Solution Function Enhancement Request

I'm CTS for KFCC and submit this request on behalf of KFCC. KFCC requested to add a funcing for ports range selection in IPSEC solution.Other OS such as Linux, Windows, Solaris support ports range selection but IBM AIX only support individual port...
about 8 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

New RPG built-in function %RESET.

The %RESET built-in function can be used to query or set the reset value for a field. Use Case: IF %RESET(myField) <> myField;// myField is changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value.%RESET(myField) = *ZERO;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration


TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT allows applications blocked in poll() or accept() to not be woken until a byte of data has arrived. This helps servers conserve resources without using more. It is similar to "accept filters" or the combination of accept+recv some...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Dual Authentication for the HMC commands

In RBAC you can set a command to run only if it is authorized by multiple users. They set this up by roles. So for example if I authorize a role named manager the user would run the dual authenticated command but it would not execute without a per...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration