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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 support for mounting subdirectories to smbc

Many customers want to mount a subdirectory in a share directly onto AIX rather than having to navigate to it from the top of the share. Not having this feature makes integrating smbc into cstuomers' business environments more cumbersome. Other SM...
10 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add noexec option for JFS2 filesystem

AIX JFS2 is missing noexec option to prevent executing binary files from a JFS2 filesystem. Some filesystems are just data system without any executables and according to security requirements the execution of unwanted executables must be prevented.
10 months ago in AIX 0 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...
about 1 year 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...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 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...
about 2 years 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

vPMEM support for AIX Flash Cash without cold start

With support of vPMEM starting with AIX 7.3 we need support of AIX Flash Cache with vPMEM without Flash Cache cold start after AIX Boot.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX Live Kernel Update needs to fail out if the blackout period runs too long

Clients using Live Kernel Update need to see a message on the terminal during the blackout period in LKU that provides some useful information so they are not waiting for the blackout period to end when it is actually stuck and will not end succes...
12 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

update secldapclntd to use AES256 encryption

Currently, secldapclntd uses DES encryption to store bindpwd and ldapsslkeypwd entries in ldap.cfg.Since DES isn't considered secure any more, secldapclntd should be upgraded to use AES256 encryption.
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration