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Showing 286 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

ipfilter (resulting from Case TS001442267)

"There is a limitation, ipsec filters ( mkfilt) and ipfilter can not be used at the same time since they will replace the ip hooks which was being used by either of them. This will result in ipfilter/ipsec(mkfilt ) non functioning." This is a requ...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

EC (Elliptic Curved key) support for the TE Certificates

We think it's a good idea to support Elliptic Curved key support for the TE Certificates, this because TE is a (very reliable security tool) and it is a bit strange that it does not support the better (newer) encryption methods. We use TE also to ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Add ARP ping feature to AIX

The command arping is available in Linux and in IBM i.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

paging space usage optimization

The AIX OS is keeping the Oracle DB process always in paging space after once the process uses the paging space once it's life time - Further details are referenced in the Case Hello John, Thank you for your email. As explained, AIX is designed to...
about 5 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Customer wants notification of when VGDA corruption occurs prior to a reboot of the system.

Action Taken: - customer says he had vg on A and B, then they migrated to c and d and brought it up fine. - they a had shared luns and on one set of systems those luns had a vg that was varied on and used. On the second set of system that had the ...
over 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Allow the specification of minage to be less than a week

Currently value set for minage is in weeks and the smallest value to enter is 1, equating to 1 week. This value is to high and we would like the ability to specify minage in hours or days.
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Power9 AIX 7.1 TL3 support

AIX 7.1 TL3 Power9 support to use new hardware for our existing vms
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Capability to leverage AIX MPIO & EMC PowerPath

Would like to manage RootVG LUNs by AIX MPIO and DataVGs / LUNs to be managed by DELL - EMC Multipath - PowerPath.
over 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Stateful filtering in ipsec

we want to achieve stateful filtering along with tunnel (VPN) traffic to be processed by AIX machines.But ipsec/ipfilter kernel extensionsare replacing each others function address rather than chaining them.Hence Tom Philip from IBM development su...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration