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Add partition weight to topas -C view.

Add partition weight to topas -C view.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Change AIX update process to exclude updating Perl and or just it's external modules

Currently when an Admin goes to upgrade AIX (ie. TL/SP levels),the upgrade process also will update perl runtime along with man pages. This process will at times overlay/"backlevel" modules which have manually been added to the perl (from CPAN) in...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Ignore NIM master ID in client's /etc/niminfo

In every /etc/niminfo file on a NIM client the NIM Master ID is stored (which is #uname -m on the NIM Master). When you move the NIM master to a different system using Live Partition Mobility, the #uname -m changes. This causes the NIM client not ...
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Develop a mechanism to have the HMC events and AIX Syslog be in sync when errors occur and the HMC calls home.

When an LPAR or Manage System reported an event that will require parts replacement, the HMC and LPAR be should be in sync about the call home event. The native syslog and its default reporting tool that comes with AIX may not be sufficient. A goo...
about 9 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support for SSD disks in filemon

filemon does not report ssd disks. When filemon ran with below options it is not listing the details of ssd disks filemon -o /workfs/fmon.$(date|sed 's/ /_/g') -T 268435184 -O detailed,pv=80
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

PowerHA doesn't currently support integration with any current IBM monitoring solutions

PowerHA currently has no integration filesets to with with standard monitoring software IBM provides, natively Tivoli NetCool. This makes it cumbersome and complicated to have cluster events monitored from a central authority that dispatches help ...
about 9 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need Working mt Comand That Actually Gives Tapes Status Information

Like EVERY other UNIX/LINUX out there, we need a working 'mt' command that actually returns the status of the tape drive. 'mt status' should tell us that the tape drive is: 1) Loaded or Unloaded 2) Write protected or Not 3) Tape position (at begin...
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Keep cursor in prefix area

Modify operation of the editor so that after a prefix (line number) area command (e.g. "cc/cc", "a", "dd/dd") is executed, the cursor remains in the prefix area. Currently (8.5.1),it appears that the cursor remains in the prefix area when "half" a...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

restwpar cloning

When cloning a wpar, there should be a flag to allow you to disable the networking and the devid from being detected during the restwpar / mkwpar process. Currently, you have to manually edit the wpec.spec file and delete that networking / devid i...
about 9 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

fix provevue so that it shuts down when no sessions are active

Fix Probevue to have it shutdown when not active session. Please see PMR for details
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration