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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...
almost 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
almost 9 years ago in 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...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 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...
almost 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
almost 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
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Secure File Delete for AIX

In order to be PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, a deletion of a file has to "securely delete" the data. What this means is before the file inode and data blocks are released and given back to the system to re-use, they must be overwritten on...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 6 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...
almost 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.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration


We have been using CIFS (SMB) over a decade. We have been told by IBM that the CIFS driver is version 0.12 and there is no ETA to update to the driver to new version. CIFS is heavily used at the Bank. We have many scripts, processes and applicatio...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration