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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

Improve performance of installp in general and RESTBYNAME specifically

Improve performance of installp in general and RESTBYNAME specifically. My customer, Bloomberg, experience very long times running installp to install the chef package
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

chdev on active adapter

Adding functionality to "chdev" to kick back "Device busy" when attempting to alter an active device.
about 9 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Oracle requires an Environment variable to use for 64bit programs (Java Specifically) to privately load memory segments

Product: AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Java v6 and v7Oracle 12 PROBLEM: Client Ricoh is using Oracles new "hot patching" feature via distributed NFS. This process runs 64 bit Java programs in the NFS mountpoint for the hot patching. The execution of java comman...
about 9 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Request AIX to support %H as home directory.

Customer would like AIX to support %H for home directory. AIX doesn't support this function.AIX requires a user's home directory to be an absolute path.
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

To Provide option in SNMP configuration to restrict snmp requests from specific clients .

SNMP configuration file should have the configuration option of not to process snmp requests from specific clients .
about 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Notification of Repository Disk Failure

When the SAN cable is pulled for backup node, repository disk failure event is notified. When administrator does a manual planned RG move, RG moves to standby and fails because SAN cable is out and data is not accessible. It seems like Apple would...
about 9 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Planned for future release