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Allow the specification of minage to be less than a week

Currently value set for minage is in weeks and the smallest value to enter is 1, equating to 1 week. This value is to high and we would like the ability to specify minage in hours or days.
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Is there any way that SAS RAID adapter (FC: EJ0U) used in S824 server can support SCIS standard disk pages 0x80?

System : Steel Mill Cold Rolling SystemActor : Our Team want to Fix the this ErrorDescription: The current system provides service using Veritas InfoScale, and the server configures the internal disks to RAID to duplicate them using the InfoScale ...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement for mechanism to regulate Volume Manager Access for disks Provisioned across nodes.

Enhancement requested to restrict/regulate accidental provisioning of same disk (storage LUN) to multiple nodes at volume manager level(LVM) : In a customer environment multiple servers ,multiple LPAR's are managed by a SAN/NAS backed storage. It'...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Introduce "generic" full & easily machine parsable output for AIX commands

Command part of "list" category (lsvg, lslv, lssyscfg, lsdev, lsattr, ....) provide the entry point to capture configuration of AIX OS.Allowing all theses kind of commands to provide "full & easily machine parsable output" using flag (like alr...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

mksysb backup restore with Tape Device

SAS and FC attached tape do not support boot because it needs atape device driver and atape device driver does not support boot.SCSI attached tape does support boot because SCSI attached tape support AIX native tape device driver , so it is the on...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

rw_max_time change to 30

I want to be able to set the minimum value of "rw_max_time" which is the attribute value of hdisk to 30.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Build date restriction prevent customer from upgrading across AIX TL levels.

Customer : Kaiser Permanente Customer has over 2000 AIX servers running with AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06. When we try to upgrade them to AIX 7.2 TL03 SP02 But it failed because AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06 was released after AIX 7.2 TL03 SP02. AIX 7.2 TL01 SP06 is hav...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Permanent fix for resilency on NLQ feature on WEX

We need permanent fix on NLQ feature on WATSON explorer (IBM product)..disabling the port is not a permanent solution...we need permanent solution on this.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Add mksysb flag for barebone boot image

Opening RFE from a recent case situation. Customer has an environment where the mksysbs taken of all production LPARs are over 30GB in size. Recommendation is to add a flag to the mksysb command that only backs up the system critical FS/LVs and fi...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Hitting a limitation and if any applications area accessing /dev/kmem during an LKU, it will cause it to fail.

Please find the below investigation & work around report for live update, and let me know if any concerns, thanks.. @Two type of issues stopping our Live update project:- 1- The following process stopping ( /dev/kem Java & machine.jar (App...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration