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Modify script /usr/bim/mksysb for use with all tape devices name

The original script /usr/bin/mksysb does not allowto create a bootable mksysb tape if the tape device is not named as /dev/rmt[0-9]* At line 2868 the code is :case "$DEVICE"in # # Fix the block size if $DEVICE is a tape device # /dev/rmt[0-9]*) If...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request for enhancement when migrating AIX6.1 to AIX7.1 via NIMADM

After NIMADM migration from AIX6.1 to AIX7.1, I get the following errors. Please add a fix to cleanup ODM after NIMADM migration. running cfgmgr:Method error (/usr/lib/methods/lncentGotoV2 adapter/pciex/df1028e24204000 phase2): 0514-068 Cause not ...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request "proxy aware" hmc feature for managed system firmware updates

Pls add proxy aware hmc feature for managed system firmware updates. Specifically, this is -HMC update, start licensed internal code wizard, select ibm service web site, etc....
almost 9 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration


SUBMITTER SECTIONFIT Number: MR1115062925User Marketing Field Requirement Number: MR1115062925Title: HSM LAN FREE BackupSubmitted By: Amy L Wilder/Philadelphia/IBMOriginators Area: EASTFPOC: Glenn Wilcock/Tucson/IBM Submitted Date: 11/15/2006Due D...
about 10 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration