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RFE - 130273 is not implemented in AIX 7200-04-02

The below RFE was supposed to be implemented with 7200-04-02 release. We still have problem removing the TCP fileset.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX HBA Registers information with Name Server: a) FC-4 TYPEs object (see 7.2); and b) FC-4 Features object (see 7.3).

HPE 3PAR storage subsystem needs the FC4 type info registered in SAN switch. AIX HBA does not perform that so it causes I/O problem and reboots AIX LPARs when it happens.
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Bootable USB flashdrive, AIX Backup, existing mksysb or single ISO image

Enable ability to create a bootable USB flashdrive of AIX OS backup, either from an existing mksysb file or a single large ISO image file.
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Add FC-NVMe N-Port ID virtualization support to Power9

In October, 2022, IBM announced N-port ID virtualization client support for FC-NVMe which provides ANA support for storage that support it (like NetApp). AIX 7.3 TL1 delivers enhancements that can help you respond faster to business demands: Impro...
about 1 year ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Yum on AIX - Avoid yumrepo listing via http and use another Method

Hi Team, We are using yum on AIX and using https to list the RPM's and the directories same as its listed at IBM site For Example: We are using baseurl and https as suggested by IBM (exampl...
over 2 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Save and Restore WPAR

After restwpar, cannot exportvg as it didn't contain VG ODM along with, only /dev/... file which needs to be deleted manually. Customer don't want to do this way as there are 100+ of wpars and some datavg has a lot of LVs inside. If wrongly deleti...
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Not under consideration

fsck enhancement

In some cases after disk I/O error there is an entry logged in system error log with recommndation to run fcsk on one or more filesystems:B6DB68E0 0424065319 I O SYSJ2 FILE SYSTEM RECOVERY REQUIREDIt is not possible to run full fsck on a mounted f...
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Concurrent Update of ifixes

IBM support should provide concurrent ifixed per default where possible, based on the installed customer (combined) ifixes. Currently customer have to ask several times!More than one „hot patch“ against the kernel without reboot would be very welc...
almost 7 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

tcpdump "-i any" option unavailable in AIX tcpdump

In tcpdump man page (, we have option to provide "any" as interface (with -i flag), which allows us to listen to all available interface. While in AIX tcpdump(
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration is calling nim_unmount without the force flag. is calling nim_unmount without the force flag.This should be fixed, so that the NIM resource's filesystem/directory is unmounted when the mksysb is done. If another command being run on the system puts the NIM resource's filesystem/dir...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration