Manage and Access APARs

Keeping AIX and virtual I/O servers up to date with regard to HIPER and SECURITY fixes has become enormously important in recent years. To do this, the systems must be checked regularly for any missing fixes. The appropriate fixes must be downloaded and then installed. Determining which fix needs to be installed on a particular system often involves viewing bulletins with a web browser. PowerCampus 01 provides the ‘apar‘ command to simplify the management of fixes. This makes working with fixes and APARs as well as CVEs much easier.

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The Command chrctcp

On AIX, the System Resource Controller (SRC) is used to control subsystems and subservers. Every AIX administrator is surely familiar with the lssrc, startsrc and stopsrc commands. The chrctcp command, which is used to manage subsystems that are started via /etc/rc.tcpip, is not quite as well known. By using this command, editing the start script /etc/rc.tcpip can be avoided. Most administrators only know and use the “-a” (add/activate), “-d” (delete/deactivate) and “-S” (start, stop or restart subsystem) options. However, the chrctcp command offers even more functionality via the options “-c” (change) and “-s” (show), which SMIT also uses. (After all, chrctcp was probably written specifically for use by SMIT.)

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Version of the LPAR tool is now available in our download area.



Starting with AIX 7.2, NIM supports the use of HTTP. The new NIM service handler nimhttp (port 4901) is available for this purpose. This offers the possibility of making YUM repositories available on a NIM server with the help of this NIM service handler. To do this, the repositories must be saved under the document root (/export/nim by default). AIX clients can then access the repositories using HTTP with port nummer 4901.

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Administration of PowerVM,

made easy.

The complete administration of all LPARs and managed systems with only 4 commands. Available for AIX, Linux and MacOS. Extremely fast: most commands only take a fraction of a second. Easy to use and therefore usable without in-depth PowerVM knowledge. It has never been easier to administer PowerVM.

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