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AIX LKU - general performance improvement during attach/detach, currently too slow.

Improving AIX Live Kernel Update, with PowerVC, general performance would benefit many clients, but is particularly needed here due to the scale of the environment and the challenges of keeping up with code rollout schedules. Currently LKU is taki...
almost 1 year ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Implement lsmpio -q volume name implementation based on lsmpio_map in AIX 7.2

AIX 7.3 TL1 implements an option to extract the volume name identification (and other fields) for lsmpio -q based on an hdisk attribute called lsmpio_map (AIX-I-273) We have some customers requesting this enhancement to be backported also in AIX 7...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Add Date/Time stamp to each Phase of the nimadm process

Having date/timestamp information available at the Phase level will take the guesswork out of where "time" is being spent within the overall nimadm process.
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Delivered

Improve ALUA support to include "STANDBY" status

At the moment the storage subsystem in AIX does not have support for ALUA Standby. Implementing this state would allow larger flexibility in the interaction between an AIX system and the Storage arrays.
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Delivered

lsmpio -q doesn't list the volume name for Infinidat Devices. It does for other storage vendors. Need Infinidat-specific code for lsmpio -q output

The customer opened Salesforce Case TS010299650, noting that lsmpio -q output for their Infinidat storage does not display the volume name. Sample output: root@HCMDVE2AGADM002:/>lsmpio -q Device Vendor Id Product Id Size Volume Name ----------...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.

We have received requests to offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.​ Others have asked about why it has been 'removed' compared to the POWER9 based scale-out servers. Partners have already requested t...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 4 Delivered

Live Update - Add preview check to geninstall -pk for processes running in /dev/kmem

Whilst /dev/kmem is listed within the "Limitations" of Live Update it would be helpful to be alerted to such processes during the preview phase of geninstall -pk.
about 2 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Add an AIX linker option to specify SHMPSIZE

As discussed in the Support case TS008099503, the ISV would like to be able to specify not only DATAPSIZE, TEXTPSIZE and STACKPSIZE as a linker option but also allow SHMPSIZE to be specified. Currently, if you build an application which should use...
over 2 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

ipcs man page, get_ipc_info headers and man page - clearly spell out real-time == POSIX

Our developers always talk about using "POSIX message queues" for their programs. Those don't show up in "ipcs -a", and there's not a lot to go on to think that they're under "ipcs -r" for "real-time". Similarly, the man pages for the get_ipc_info...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Provide standardise approach for lsmpio metadata expansion

Currently there is no public information about what extended metadata attributes can be obtained from the storage to facilitate OS admin manipulation of storage.For example lsmpio -q presents on some devices the name of the volume and there could ...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered