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Rebuilding boot image for the alt_inst image (wake up image)

The command - chroot /alt_inst /usr/sbin/emgr -r -L <ifix id> would remove ifix from /alt_inst image. But the problem is that in the case of Rebuilding boot image (automatic) as part of ifix removal, would create a boot image in the active r...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

accelerate NIM installation

speed up installation of NIM packages by separating download of package and installation.
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

RDi RSE - save IFS filters like libraries/objects/members

When editing source in the IFS, it's really inconvenient to have to browse through the entire IFS tree to find the source you want to edit. It would be much better to have saved filters to quickly go to where you want instead. Use Case: After star...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC verbose EGO mesages during startup

PowerVC startup generates a number of errors related to EGO as required services are not yet startedExample;nova-ibm-ego-ha-service: 2015-10-23 13:55:58.612 1406 ERROR [-] PlatformResource Scheduler could not con...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

AIX LVM "per node" preferred read option

Add a per node option to specify the logical volume preferred read method.preferred read is currently a global LV setting. This is not optimal for failover in PowerHA environments. In a SAN environment it is necessary to choose the local LV copy i...
over 8 years ago in AIX 8 Not under consideration

Support for virtualized storage behind EMC VPLEX

We would like to use PowerVC but we are moving towards an environment where all storage is virtualized behind EMC's Vplex. This is fine for normal OS deployment but I am told PowerVC requires Open Stack drivers and EMC does not have them for Vplex...
over 8 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

LVM watchdog

PMR 70988,7TD presents an instance where the LPAR failed due to an LV hang affecting rootvg. The current analysis is that the failure event began with SAS adapter exceptions that were not properly handled, possibly due to APAR IV69522, and so some...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Notification of "Primary" HMC during Schedule Service Information

A customer expected to receive emails regarding the Scheduled Service Information for VPD, heartbeat, etc. He never received any emails. Reviewing the data shows the HMC he was setting the schedule on was not the primary to the systems. Attempting...
over 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Change the behavior of standard output of the Korn shell same as the Bash

The close timing of standard output redirected to tee via the pipe as shown in the following sample shell in Use Case is in case of the Korn shell:-just after the first ‘echo 0' command is completed. Because standard output of the third ‘echo 1' c...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Make the RG processing more parallel

Here the description the customer put into the PMR.------Hi,We have PowerHA cluster with several resource groups in it.When we make failover of complete node (all resource groups) to anothernode we noticed that all volume groups must be varryed on...
over 8 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration