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Status Future consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 22, 2021

libHBAAPI.a in AIX has hardcoded max num adapters (set at 32) - needs to be increased or made a dynamic table (as per RHEL)

For AIX versions AIX 7.2 (actually AIX 5.3 and above) libHBAAPI.a (devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api) define the max number of devices is set using the following define (in san.h):


In AIX, in libHBAAPI.a a fc port is equiv to an adapter, so the max that can be discovered is 32 in an single instance

We often build prep systems on E980's and any utility based on libHBAAPI.a fails if > 32 fc ports is discovered (thats only 8 physical 4 port cards if all ports are enabled)

Idea priority Medium