IBM Systems Director V6.1.2 is a tool that aids in the management of various devices such as servers, switches, and storage subsystems. This article addresses the nuances of managing the Storage Subsystem using the IBM Systems Director. IBM Systems Director uses the concept of a proxy provider that acts like an intermediate agent between the IBM Systems Director and Storage Subsystems. For DS3000 and DS4000 series Storage Subsystems, IBM Systems Director uses the LSI Storage Management Initiative–Specification (SMI-S) provider.
The pipe operator connects one UNIX command to another to create ad hoc programs right on the command line. But a pipe is something of a black box, occluding the data flowing from one utility to the next. Pipe Viewer provides a peek into the pipeline. Here's how to use it in day-to-day tasks.
Are you broadening your skills as a Linux systems administrator into various flavors of UNIX? Have you found yourself in charge of IBM UNIX servers on short notice? Get a rundown of the differences and similarities between Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM AIX so that you can perform day-to-day activities with ease.
Using RPC programming is one of the most powerful and efficient ways to ensure communication between client and server entities. It forms the basis for almost any application running on distributed computing environments. This article deals with the basic flow of events between an RPC client and server and later deals with runtime handling of these events. The different routines that are dealt in this article are categorized appropriately and described based on their functionality.
The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked, "Is UNIX dead?" How has AIX (the only UNIX flavor that has increased its market share through the years) been a part of the evolution of UNIX and what are the current trends today in the UNIX arena? These are just some of the topics this article explores.