Operating Systems / UNIX/AIX
The alt_disk_copy is a built-in AIX utility that allows the cloning of a running rootvg. alt_disk_copy is typically used for upgrades that effect the running of AIX, cloning of disks for migration, and online backups of rootvg.
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.
SMCLI (systems management command-line interface) commands are an integral part of IBM Systems Director. They are used to perform many of the systems-management operations that can be accomplished from the IBM Systems Director Web interface. The aim of this tutorial is to introduce you to the basic concepts and steps regarding how to develop SMCLI commands for IBM Systems Director.
AIX 6.1 introduced the software-based partition technology, Workload Partitions, that supports Advanced Accounting along with its generic features like interval accounting, data aggregation, and dynamic classification of accounting data. This article gives an overview on configuration of Advanced Accounting for WPARs with examples, methods of enabling WPAR Accounting, and the various reporting tools available for viewing the accounting records.