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Reusing the disks from the lvup_rootvg after a LiveUpdate

After a Live Update operation some additional disks needed are contained in a ghost VG named lvup_rootvg, which blocks the reusage of the disks for other LPARs or for a subsequent LU operation. Please make it possible to delete this VG without a r...
about 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

display the progress of the installation of the ifix during the LKU process.

We are implementing live updates for our AIX environment, during testing we noticed that there is no logging or a way to monitor the progress of the ifix install process during live updates. See case TS002203127, we could not see why the live upda...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

WPAR for 7.1 on 7.2

System: Power 9Actor: AIX 7.1 dependency on application We need some information for WPAR solution.We have majority of server running on AIX 7.2, customer wants to keep all their server on AIX 7.2 but Due to some application dependency there are s...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX on Docker Container

To create a Docker container for AIX, like IBM has to WebSpheres, DB2 and many others products. Without AIX Docker Container we are unable to build Full Proof of Concept along with IBM Products listed above. Finally, For AIX, the PMR site has been...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

remove lpars and rmc keys from hmc

We like to have a button or command on the HMC to remove old or invalid RMC connections and keys to existing lpars that changed form ip address.This command should cleanup information in the Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) repository) we ...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need to be able to reformat pdisk as hdisk during install

When installing an OS on a new LPAR, it would be good if 1) there was a message to show that the disks were not in the right format, 2) show which format they are in, and 3) have a way to rectify it at that point in the install.
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX EFS deficiencies

Encrypted File System: There are a few items that need to be addressed. 1. the ability to have a users keystore(s) loaded automatically in a cron/at job. 2. the ability to have root keystores loaded automatically for inittab processes. In both cas...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

runtime fsck for JFS2

Provide a JFS2 fsck which can be run while the filesystem is still mounted. This would help tremendously to help system admins detect corruption in their filesystemsThe present request would be for a read-only fsck which would detect problem. This...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need support in AIX for Open Source FUSE (Filesystem in User Space) support

We need support in AIX for GO programming language for FUSE, Some ffrom development have asked us about support
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Make chdev aware of third party volume managers using disk devices.

Recently we've had a major incident in one of our biggest customers involving Oracle ASM disks that are virtualized using dual VIOS and vscsi. In one of the VIOS, PVIDs were assigned on disks already in use by Oracle ASM running in a client LPAR. ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration