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June 2012

Oracle Architecture and Tuning on AIX

By |2017-10-04T10:52:21+01:00Tuesday, June 12th, 2012|IBM / AIX, My Work|

This white paper, maintained and updated by IBM Advanced Technical Support is intended for IBM Power Systems Customers, IBM Technical Sales Specialists and consultants who are interested in learning more about the requirements involved in building and tuning an Oracle RDBMS system for optimal performance on the AIX platform. The white paper contains best practices [...]

May 2010

What is Crontab?

By |2017-10-04T10:53:53+01:00Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|IBM / AIX, My Work|

As an experienced Unix administrator it is sometimes easy to lose track of how mind boggling even the simplest tool can be for the novice administrator and it is for this reason that I though it might be useful to have a  laymans explanation of the crontab file and what it does. Crontab is a [...]

December 2009

How to install ssh and disable telnet on AIX 6.1

By |2016-05-26T13:15:15+01:00Monday, December 21st, 2009|IBM / AIX, My Work|

One of the biggest gripes about AIX is how security un-conscious it is. SSH now “comes with” AIX, but it’s on a separate cd. Anyway, if you want to implement it, and you really should "want" to. Here are the procedures. Installing OpenSSH on AIX 6.1 1) Obtain the files. It’s downloadable here. Or you [...]

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 1.4.0.0                        # 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