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Add SNMP support for intefaces faster than 1GB in AIX 7.2

In AIX 7.1, 7.2 SNMP agent give a value of 0xfffffffe for interfaces that are faster than 1GB. This should be returning the actual interface speed. This makes monitoring AIX via SNMP impossible and SNMP agent becomes useless.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

IBM AIX RBAC Enhancement

There are application installation procedure that requires the creation of "/etc/rc.d" entries to automate the application startup and shutdown. e.g. # ln -s /etc/dbora /etc/rc.d/r...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request to make the API getwparstate() threadsafe

We use the API getwparstate() to fetch the wpar status as active or not. This API works if invoked from within a main() execution of the program. However, this API is failing to return correct state when it is invoked from a thread. We took help f...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Nmon Enhancement requested by Nigel

Requirements which can be handled as DCRs: a) Could we have more information about the process like the Command name? That would help users see the thread to process mapping. Name is present in our data structure we can add logic to get these name...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Alert Enhancement Request for Power Series - PSeries

A client has asked IBM to submit an enhancement request enabling an alert to be sent to SYSLOG such that the client gets an alert on all hardware (Mainframe CPU, Enterprise Disk, Enterprise & Open Systems Tape, Power Series CPU, everything…) a...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Issue with Cron daemon in AIX 7.1

System: AIX 7.1Actor: Issue with Cron daemon Our customer experiencing an issue with Cron daemon in AIX 7.1: When CRON quit unexpectedly a /var/locks/LCK..cron remain intact with former CRON pid in it. In some rare occasions (or after reboot) anot...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

LDAP Connection Option

Please provide a LDAP option to close the persistent connection to the LDAP server.
about 8 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

update IO adapter microcode non-interactively

Need to change 'diag' command so that it can do non-interactively. something like this -- "diag -d fcs0 -T download -c"
about 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Add better WPAR data to the snap tool

Please add better information gathering to the WPAR snap option -@ and -a (all). What I would suggest is adding: Collect the WPAR event log# cp /var/adm/wpars/event.log /tmp/ibmsupt/testcase Then for each WPAR -Collect the WPAR installation log# c...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Add WPAR names to ps output in snap tool

Please add the @ sign to the 'ps -ef' gathered in a snap (-k flag). Currently WPAR processes show up with an ID of +ID as in +0. It is more useful to see the wpar name as well as the PID inside the wpar.
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration