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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 11, 2015

Rebuilding boot image for the alt_inst image (wake up image)

The command - chroot /alt_inst /usr/sbin/emgr -r -L <ifix id> would remove ifix from /alt_inst image. But the problem is that in the case of Rebuilding boot image (automatic) as part of ifix removal, would create a boot image in the active rootvg/disk not in the alt_inst rootvg/disk.

So in the active rootvg will have boot image of different level and that would create problem when we reactive the VIOS

Change the design of rebuilding boot image for the alt_inst image (wake up image)

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2018

    IBM has considered the request, and it will not be delivered in the future. If this request receives continued customer interest, it may be resubmitted for consideration after 12 months from the submit date.

  • Guest
    Nov 12, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #79609 in product IBM AIX.