AIX command vs. Linux commands

Common System Files File AIX Linux Password file /etc/passwd /etc/passwd Encrypted password file /etc/security/passwd /etc/shadow Error logs /var/adm/ras/errpt /var/adm/messages /var/log/messages Group files /etc/group /etc/security/group /etc/group /etc/gshadow Secure login /etc/security/user etc/securetty DNS /etc/resolv.conf /etc/netsvc.conf /etc/resolv.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf Hosts file /etc/hosts /etc/hosts Services /etc/services /etc/services Kernel /usr/lib/boot/unix_64 /boot/vmlinuz Device files ODM at /etc/objrepos /dev Inittab /etc/inittab /etc/inittab inetd.conf…

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LPAR2RRD version 4.84 announcement

New version of LPAR2RRD has been just released. It is coming with following enhancements and new features: VMware: Support of cluster stats on VMware vCenter 4.1 Speed up of back-end processing (parallelization when retrieving data) Many other smaller enhancements and fixes. IBM Power: OS agent supports Linux generally. It allows to load performance data from…

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AIX WWN cannot appear on SAN Switch

SMS will not work for NPIV devices on a new build. Activate your partition profile to an Open Firmware Prompt. At that prompt enter ioinfo then select fcinfo , then one of your adapters. This will turn that port on so that you can see it at the switch. do your zoning , then do…

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Support lifecycle notice for AIX 7.1 TL2 & AIX 6.1 TL8

IBM announces the following schedules to help you plan for future upgrades to your AIX operating system. These plans are subject to change without notice. AIX Technology Levels are supported for how to, usage, and problem identification for the entire life of the release. However, all Technology Levels have a limited support window for corrective…

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High Impact/Highly Pervasive [IV66636]

High Impact/Highly Pervasive APAR APAR Number: IV66636 Abstract: POSSIBLE APPLICATION DATA ERROR WHEN USING TM Fix available in fixpack: Fix not currently available in a Service Pack, see below for information on an Interim Fix. APAR status Closed as program error. Error description **************************************************************** * USERS AFFECTED: * Systems running the 7100-03 Technology Level with * bos.mp64…

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Multiple Security vulnerabilities in AIX OpenSSL

IBM SECURITY ADVISORY First Issued: The most recent version of this document is available here: http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory11.asc https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory11.asc ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory11.asc =============================================================================== VULNERABILITY SUMMARY 1.VULNERABILITY: AIX OpenSSL Denial of Service due to memory leak in DTLS SRTP extension PLATFORMS: AIX 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1 VIOS 2.2.* SOLUTION: Apply the fix as described below. THREAT: See below CVE Numbers:…

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Run VIO commands from the HMC using “viosvrcmd” without VIOs Passwords

Recently  we got a situation where  in we don’t know the passwords of  either padmin/root of VIOS  but need to run commands in VIOs. Found an interesting command  in HMC  called “viosvrcmd“,which will enble us to run commands on VIOs through HMC. viosvrcmd -m managed-system {-p partition-name | –id partition-ID} -c “command” [–help] Description: viosvrcmd…

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Password expiry

Introduction Password policy is the mechanism of ensuring and enforcing that an account is protected by a password authentication process. System administrators, who apply the rules of password policy, should ensure that passwords used are not easily determined by outsiders. The password policy should be in place on all active user accounts. One part of…

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