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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 4, 2017

Add/Remove Ethernet Ports to AGG LIND without varying off LIND

Description & Background:

We are using Ethernet Link Aggregation in IBM i, each with two Ethernet ports aggregated. Due to some #EMX0 expansion drawer issues one of those Ethernet ports lost its link. For reliability reasons we tried to add a third Ethernet port to that Ethernet line description. This isn't possible without varying off the line description.

Request:

Please change design of IBM i Ethernet Link Aggregation to be able to add/remove Ethernet ports without varying off Ethernet line description.
IBM i Virtual IP Adressing is not an option due to problems with changing MAC addresses and our firewall.


Use Case:

See Description & Background.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your request. After careful consideration, we know that we cannot deliver your requested enhancement soon, so it is being declined. However, your request does align with the future strategy of our product and we believe it may have future value, so we have added it to an internal list for us to keep in mind for the future.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Availability, Recovery
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2017

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager