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December 2009

AIX Active Directory Synchronisation

By |2017-10-04T10:54:11+01:00Monday, December 21st, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

During my travels on the internet, I came across a really interesting blog post by Roberto Bouza of Miami, Florida, United States in which he explains and documents his experiences with synchronising AIX 5.3 with Windows Active Directory. I felt it would be useful to share this information with you and for ease I have [...]

November 2009

AIX Maintenance Level Updates

By |2017-10-04T10:54:19+01:00Monday, November 2nd, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

When updating your AIX system to a later maintenance level release you may encounter the following error: MISSING REQUISITES:  The following filesets are required by one or more of the selected filesets listed above.  They are not currently installed and could not be found on the installation media. Java14.sdk                        # Base Level Fileset You [...]

October 2009

How-to: Hot-Swap a HBA with RDAC Failover

By |2017-10-04T10:54:26+01:00Tuesday, October 6th, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

I have had to perform this on several occassions and I thought it would be useful to share my experience with you all and although this procedure is very well detailed in the Storage Manager Installation and Support Guide, which can be viewed in PDF format by following this IBM link I thought I would [...]

September 2009

Howto: Change the AIX Prompt

By |2017-10-04T10:54:48+01:00Tuesday, September 1st, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

The default user prompt on Unix is "$" and the root prompt is "#". In this article you will find how you can change the prompt to display a lot of useful information. The same or other information can also be displayed in the windows title. The prompt is set by changing the PS1 [...]

July 2009

Installing Samba on AIX 5.3

By |2017-10-04T10:55:14+01:00Thursday, July 23rd, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

To install Samba on AIX 5.3 you will require the Linux Toolbox CD and in order to install the entire set of Samba, you will need the following filesets: readline-4.3 samba-2.2.7 samba-client-2.2.7 samba-common-2.2.7 Connection to Windows shares is acheived by using the following commands.. SMB connections can be made with: # smbclient //[server-name]/[sharename] -U [username] [...]

May 2009

Useful AIX Commands

By |2017-10-04T10:55:24+01:00Wednesday, May 20th, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

Command Description oslevel -r shows the AIX OS Level and Maintenance Level oslevel -s shows the AIX OS Level, Maintenance and Fix level nfsstat Displays statistical information about the Network File System (NFS) and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) calls. lppchk Verifies files of an installable software product. prtconf Displays System Configuration information uname -M Report [...]

October 2007

X Virtual Frame Buffer

By |2017-10-04T10:55:35+01:00Thursday, October 4th, 2007|IBM / AIX, My Work|

The AIX X server has been enhanced to support the X Virtual Frame Buffer technology. The X Virtual Frame Buffer (XVFB) allows the X server to initialize and run without the presence of any physical graphics adapter. In the past, the X server required one or more graphics adapters in order to run and would [...]