IBM makes it very easy to get the model number and the serial number of an AIX system or a VIOS on thier Power Series: $ uname -M # model number IBM,NNNN-NNN $ uname -m # serial number HHHHHHHHHHHH You don’t even need to be root to run the commands. More useful AIX commands.
Problem How to add another LPAR with a new vlan to an existing SEA. Solution Without downtime: Create one more virtual Ethernet with new vlan, then add this adapter to the current SEA and change the property with chdev command. chdev -dev entX -attr virt_adapters=entY,entZ (where entX is the SEA and entY is the adapter [...]
Problem You have a directory that deserves it’s own file system for some reason. This could be because you need to increase throughput, manage backups separately, manage quotas separately or just to have a cleaner data architecture. Solution Create a new filesystem using mkfs Mount the new filesystem temporarily to /mnt Stop all processes that [...]
Summary The AIX NIM server allows a very flexible automated installation process to deploy hundreds or AIX nodes as well as LPARs in a matter of hours. It is possible to achieve similar results using the RHEL kickstart system. This article is about a way of automating the RHEL 5 deployment directly from AIX 6.1 [...]