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Support iSCSI targets other than just AIX

The AIX iSCSI sw initiatior problems are only supported when the iSCSI target is also AIX. This makes iSCSI a non-option in the AIX world. IBM needs to support the iSCSI sw initiator as a standards-based adapter for it to be relevant.
about 1 year ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

fcstat and underlying APIs - show fabric IDs

My storage team flipped out when I started including fabric IDs with my requests for zoning. It's available as HBA_PORTATTRIBUTES->FabricName from HBA_GetAdapterPortAttributes. Not sure why perfstat_fcstat_t wouldn't include it or provide anoth...
about 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

fcstat and underlying APIs - time series data

It would be great if fcstat could at least give time-series output (like vmstat, iostat, etc.) for at least one interface at a time. Having a "-a" flag (or similar) to get time-series performance/capacity data for all of the HBAs in the system at ...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

fcstat and underlying APIs - virtual interface data

fcstat shows -1 for a bunch of stats "from" a virtual adapter (NPIV). That's not what the API returns (all zeroes). If the driver doesn't support that call, there's a way to return that status through the API and say it on the screen. Integer fiel...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Preview tool requested for chfs and allocp

A way to run chfs / allocp in a preview mode would be extremely useful. It has been found that attempts to expand striped logical volumes can fail in seemingly random fashion. This makes the success of the operation unpredictable which can be cost...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Update of allocp needed to permit usage of all available space in VG

The layout of the logical volume on the existing luns is providing a constraint that is restricting which disks can be used for expansion. Those luns are not being counted in the expansion and allocp produces the message: 0516-404 allocp: This sys...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

PAM module support

Well-known and often-used PAM module pam_localuser is not currently available on AIX.Not integrating this module pre-compiled with the base AIX packages or through yum is a missed opportunity.It also currently impedes easy deployment of our corss-...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

LVM_SA_STALEPP errors on Logical Volume backed VIOS clients during VIOS reboot
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Need to improve performance of fcntl locking code when many processes are vying for the same lock

In fcntl locking code when waking up blocked processes , optimize the number of processes being woken up to avoid contention Huge documentation within the Support case TS005339308 documentation
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

New user controllable AIX parameters for unix domain socket buffer size

End-user : Hana Bank in KoreaOS : AIX v7.2Middleware : TMAX (TP Monitor) from TMAXSoft in KoreaClient's core banking application performance is getting worse as the size of application data that needs to be passed between those application process...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration