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Add documentation for NVMe on AIX/VIOS: nvmemgr command

With our new systems 100% NVMe internally we should document for AIX / VIOS the ability to configure the NVMe drives, manage namespaces, etc. IBM i has this documentation, AIX should too since that also covers the Virtual I/O Server. The nvmemgr c...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Add a lsvg flag to show "lock status" of a Volume Group

If a 'migratepv' command is running, then the VG is locked and 'lsvg' hangs.Only after 25 seconds an error message is displayed on STDERR: # lsvg testvg0516-1201 lsvg: Warning: Volume group testvg is locked. This commandwill continue retries until...
10 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

/etc/cron.d directory for cron

Modern Linux distributions allow to use a special directory (/etc/cron.d) where you can define cron jobs in a separate files. It makes easier to deploy and control cronjobs. You don't need to execute some commands like crontab, you don't need to c...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 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

add pcmpath query adapter summary in lsmpio command

We've learned few month ago that SDDPCM will be soon unsupported by IBM. We have to migrate to AIX_PCM but pcmpath command can't manage devices under AIX_PCM. We used to use pcmpath query adapter to quickly check the state of each fscsi device (ch...
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

AIX cloud repo

We need for AIX a "cloud repo" where we (SWMA customers) can download specific package(s) at base level (I). There are numerous times we have faced an update need the "I" base package and then the journey starts searchin all of our LPP_Sources/rep...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

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...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

LLDP support for EtherChannel on AIX / VIOS

Customers networking department want to have information about the adapter ports connected to their networking switch. When using SEA with EtherChannel beneath these information are provided for only one port. Need to enhance the lldp part on AIX ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

When the GB18030-2022 standard for AIX will be released

GB18030-2022 is a national mandatory standard that has been officially implemented since August 1 this year. As a formal state-owned enterprise, the client is also required by the superiors to enforce this standard.
7 months ago in AIX 0 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