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Create HMC TASK that assigns only HSCROOT password change to a custom role

Have the ability to create a custom role and assign a TASK to it that only allows selected role to have the privilege of changing hsroot password.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

Compute templates (flavor) additions / support for API changes

Allow to add all of existing "extra specs" for a compute template to the GUI or support doing it via the REST APIs. Today, the "extra specs" for the compute templates (flavors) is not complete through the GUI. We'd like to be able to define the "s...
almost 8 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

Allow existing commands to be more interactive

Provide more interactive output for commands that will be doing a lot of work, or have the potential to make large changes in the system.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX leap second handling

Both Linux and Solaris (for lack of better terms) are using a "stretched 59th second " that last for 2 seconds before it ticked to 00. So when compared to TAI, when the clock ticked to 00, all will be in synced. The requirement is that AIX provide...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

ksh93 search slow

The performance of the following ksh93 script is unacceptable: s="a=123456789-123456789-12345678" date if [[ "${s}" == *([!=])[=]*(*) ]]; then date name=${.sh.match[1]} value=${.sh.match[2]} print "Match" ${name} "=" ${value} else date print "No m...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

64 Bit DLL file required for V7R1 client access setup

We have here a scenario in which we've upgraded Excel from 2007 (32-bit) to 2012 (64-bit) and now an Excel script returns a Microsoft Visual Basic Compile error, saying "This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platfo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Show help for the version of the compiler in use.

It would save some time if the help were shown for the version of the compiler I with which I am concerned at the monment. I can find no setting for this in the preferences. I am coding on a 6.1 machine, but when I press help I get the help for th...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

TME support on 16 Gb fc adapters for PowerHA SAN Heartbeat

PowerHA 7.1.3 TME support on S824 systems seems not to be in place. The adapter details are the following:PCIe2 2-Port 16Gb FC Adapter (df1000e21410f103) Part Number.................00E3495 SerialNumber...............1A51100A6C ECLevel...............
almost 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enhance REXEC protocol to support LDAP/KRB5LDAP authentication

Problem Description : rexec allows compat authentication for users. We would like to have rexec to use LDAP and KR5LDAP for authentication.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

vHMC SRC E212E114

We have error code E212E114 in the HMC.we control the HMC regularly and we should not have to "normal errors"
almost 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect