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mpstat -T flag

Hi IBM, Could you add the -T flag to mpstat command so that each output block is timestamped like the vmstat and iostat -t flags?
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Pcmpath Query Device Abend AIX - Improvement

When i use an unsupported configuration , over 16 per PATHs Device , the command " pcmpath device query" should receive CORE instead, but AIX receive an ABEND (DSI ), and crash/reboot the system.
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Is a defect

Allow PP size of rootvg to be set during installation

Allow administrators to set the physical partition (pp) size of rootvg at AIX installation time.
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

NIM bos_inst support for multibos images

Currently, according to the multibos man page, "You can create a backup that contains both instances by first mounting the standby instance (using the -m flag), and then creating the backup. However, you can restore the backup onto a disk only by ...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Allow for AIX automountd failover in the event of primary LDAP server loss

Our team utilizes AIX as the main operating system for our application servers. Within these servers we utilize the LDAP feature to authenticate for purposes such as sudo, ssh, automount, etc. While LDAP does support server failover, automountd as...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

ipfilter do not drop pakets anymore

Hello, We are using ipfilter as a firewall. When the session table is full, packets are dropped. We ask IBM to change the ipfilter behaviour as described below : if ipfilter can not store a session (session table is full)then a) accept the packets...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

user id case handling with multiple user registeries

See PMR 67164,442,000
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

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

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