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UPDATE IBM has released AIX and VIOS iFixes in response to Spectre and Meltdown

spectre_meltdown_advisory.asc: Version 2 IBM SECURITY ADVISORY First Issued: Thu Jan 25 08:15:51 CST 2018 |Updated: Fri Feb 9 14:32:35 CST 2018 |Update: Clarified reboot requirements and firmware dependencies...

IBM has released AIX and VIOS iFixes in response to Spectre and Meltdown

IBM SECURITY ADVISORY Security Bulletin: IBM has released AIX and VIOS iFixes in response to the vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. First Issued: Thu Jan 25...

AIX command vs. Linux commands

Lets Compare Commands between AIX and Linux 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 /etc/inetd.conf /etc/inetd.conf File systems /etc/filesystems /etc/fstab Networking ODM database at /etc/objrepos /etc/sysconfig/network (SUSE) /etc/sysconfig/network (Redhat) /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/if*...

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...

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...

start an AIX in maintenance mode or single user on NIM

If your client is NIM Client.,you can use this commands Booting AIX into Maintenance Mode using NIM 1) Log in to your NIM server and issue: smitty...

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...

AIX Authentication Integration in to Active Directory via LDAP

AIX can be integrated in to Active Directory in two ways: via Samba’s winbind directly as a Windows machine, and indirectly via LDAP. The winbind...

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...

SMT On-OFF

If you want to change status of SMT on AIX, you can run below command. smtctl -m on|off Simultaneous multi-threading

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