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Check for missing paths and report them during live update preview

geninstall -k -p should check for missing paths and/or disks and provide a warning to the administrator. The warning should alert the administrator that there are either missing disk paths and/or missing disks, or both, and provide some advice/gui...
about 4 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

During an AIX Live update, the disk I/O paths should be distributed for better Source and Surrogate LPAR availability.

During an AIX Live update, the disk I/O paths should be distributed for better Source and Surrogate LPAR availability. Today AIX Live Update keeps only one path on the source LPAR and takes all other paths to the surrogate LPAR (during the live up...
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

NIC fiber light measurement

Per Networking I/O Development, we do not have an ethernet-adapter based optics dbM measurement tool for AIX other than diagnostics run with wrap plugs to verify the card and its gbic modules. However, per Development, it's not out of reason to re...
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

OpenSSL: Remove weak ciphers

OpenSSL is provided with the AIX base operating systems but it currently differs from the core open source offering on GitHub by deliverying a significant number of old and weak cipers. Core OpenSSL provides just 27 ciphers in its default build bu...
over 5 years ago in AIX 9 Planned for future release

Enhance multibos preview to check for available space in rootvg

Please enhance multibos so that the preview operation will perform some kind of "required space" calculation for physical partitions in rootvg.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Deliver emfc_power as command in AIX for SAN connection troubleshooting

One of the first steps when working with IBM is (after snap´s) is to run the command emfc_power to verify TX/RX/ levels. This command could be useful as a standard command also including 25/10Gbs LAN power status check, as maybe event driven alert...
10 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Enhance AIX audit subsystem with audit-specific remote logging

A feature of Linux and Solaris is the auditd daemon for logging audit events. Auditd has the ability to forward audit events to a remote auditd logger for centralised logging of audit events. AIX has no ability except through syslog, which, due to...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Persistent virtual adapter ID values (also known as slot numbers) for Live Update operations

During AIX Live update operations are changed slot values. Please improve customization of Live Update Operation and allow customer to specify virtual slot IDs for the target partition and VIO servers which are operating that partition.
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Unify the formats/places/download methods/install methods for AIX patches and fixes. Make blocked filesets obsolete.

Preparing something like a patch bundle for AIX (e.g. on a central NIM server) is a mess. We have to deal with different: formats:lpp, epkg.Z, rpm, tar balls places:fixcentral: for AIX TL/SPdeveloper works: for java, rsct (special versions for Pow...
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Implement IO tuning parameter value for 'dk_closed_path_recovery=1' by default

Enable 'health_check' command to run on paths to disks, which are not open and active in the kernel, by default as to allow automatic recovery.
7 days ago in AIX 2 Submitted