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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2019

Cant use other disk names in Live Kernel Update LKU rather hdisk

Under AIX 7.2 it is not possible to rename disk to use for LKU for better identification . It must be hdisk but for automation with scripts another disk name to set with rendev would be helpful

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2022

    FYI, for anyone else that sees this in the future, you can rename the hdisks so long as they follow the hdiskN format. I successfully rename and use my liveupdate disks to use hdisks990 through hdisk999

    You may be able to use even larger numbers, but this works just fine for our environment.

    hdisk998+hdisk999 end up being the alt_rootvg, hdisk990+hdisk991 for the mhdisks, and hdisk992+hdisk993 / hdisk994+hdisk995 are the nhdisks as needed.

  • Guest
    May 11, 2021

    IBM has evaluated the priority of this enhancement proposal relative to other future product content and determined that this RFE will not be pursued for a future product release.