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131
votes

SMB v2 or v3 support in AIX 7

Client wants to mount a Microsoft Windows filesystems onto AIX. In the past he used CIFS which was part of standard AIX. CIFS was based on SMB v1. The latest Windows releases not longer support v1 du...

Delivered

95
votes

AIX secldapclntd and LDAP load module should successfully recognize and int...

FreeIPA LDAP server, also know as Red Hat Identity Management, software stores password change time stamps in this format: krbLastPwdChange: 20200929123058Z That appears to be a YYYMMDDhhmmss format...

Uncommitted Candidate

89
votes

AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange

To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These ...

Uncommitted Candidate

88
votes

AIX command to replace "echo cvai | kdb -script" and "echo vfcs | kdb -scri...

I often use the following commands to help me determine (very quickly) which VIOS my AIX LPAR is "connected to" (in terms of disk). "echo cvai | kdb -script" (For VSCSI) "echo vfcs | kdb -script" (F...

Delivered

71
votes

AIX Fast I/O error recovery on redundant storage environment

There are many redundancy solutions for robust disk I/O availability - redundant HBAs, redundant SAN switches and redundant storage system. After apply IJ10537(included in AIX 7.2 TL2 SP3), almost 12...

Delivered

59
votes

Creating ISO files larger than 4 GB with (smitty) mkdvd

If you use the script /usr/sbin/mkcd or mkdvd (is the same script) to create an ISO file from a slightly larger mksysb, a second ISO file is automatically created after 4 GB. /usr/sbin/mkcd -L -m MKS...

Delivered

55
votes

LKU change of parameters which need normally a reboot

We want to use AIX Live Kernel Update - LKU - with SAP and Oracle 12 / 19 etc. when doing LKU it would be helpful to define a list of parameter AIX should change on the new surrogate Lpar . this shoul...

Uncommitted Candidate

53
votes

GLVM for 3 locations (sides)

Currently GLVM only support 2 sides. However, the LVM is able to manage 3 copies. Specially for IBM Cloud environments it is required to get GLVM to support 3 sides. So that the full capability of the...

Uncommitted Candidate

52
votes

Make 15 second IO-Freeze time configurable

When a FC port on a storage controller goes offline, the switch sends a RSCN event to AIX, which then freezes all IO on all disks that were logged in through that port for 15 seconds. This is part of...

Uncommitted Candidate

51
votes

sendmail compiled with SASL support

Need to interface with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple E-mail Service (SES), which requires login credentials / authentication to be encrypted. Neither sendmail or sendmail_ssl are currently compile...

Delivered

51
votes

Docker on AIX

Docker is a technology that allows for applications to be created, deployed and run using containers. This allows applications and services to be built and deployed on any operating system that suppor...

Declined

47
votes

AIX I/O error recovery ; Enhance EEH to RoCE adapter

System: Product Power Systems , FPGA Actor: enhance EEH to RoCE adapter Product FPGA on Power Systems is a commonly used expansion Unit that provides monitoring and error management of PICe adapter....

Declined

45
votes

AIX Filesystem shrink monitoring and performance #chfs command

AIX filesystem shrink can take a significant length of time for a large shrink operation (hours). During this time the filesystem is frozen, impacting applications. There are no tools to monitor the p...

Delivered

44
votes

Support for CAA record types in bind, for AIX versions 7.1 and 7.2

Customer requested about when will be available the support for CAA record types in bind, for AIX 7.1 and 7.2 versions. They can't use the CAA record type in the current versions of AIX.

Uncommitted Candidate

42
votes

SMB support to case insensitive

WEG is working in a project to migrate more and more applications from Windows to AIX on Power but keeping its File Server on Windows. It is clear that for AIX the SMB client file system is replacemen...

Delivered


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