IBM Systems Director cheatsheet

Backup the database  Active services needed  Which ports are used, and what do we need to see ?  Show Tivoli GUID    Retrieve Agents Endpoint deletion Reset of the whole configuration Restore configuration Look for a command Add an endpoint

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PowerHA madness : cl_reducevg: Operation is not allowed because hdhegbgggghhgbhcgfhggh is a RAID concurrent volume group.

what the … ? what’s this « hdhegbgggghhgbhcgfhggh » name  ?? I asked for  [myconcurrentvg], not this weird name which came out of nowhere… After digging a little bit, I found nothing in the ODM.   IBM told me that the weird

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PowerHA : propagate scripts to cluster nodes with clfileprop

Via smitty : command line:

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GPFS : mmfsd64 high CPU usage

I’m discovering GPFS and I certainly will continue to post some tips about it here, so don’t be harsh with me, these will be some n00b posts, but it will help me and maybe help some of you too !

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HOWTO: analyze memory usage on AIX, aka svmon « 101 » AIX

http://www.unix.com/aix/217091-howto-analyze-memory-usage-aix-aka-svmon-101-a.html HOWTO: analyze memory usage on AIX, aka svmon « 101 » THE command on AIX for examining memory on AIX is svmon. Frequently, just the command svmon  with no arguments (defaults as svmon -G ) is enough to get an indication of whether there is

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PowerHA : clstat displays multiple clusters when you only configured one…

clstat displays multiple clusters, with a fake ID 0 You might encounter this little problem when executing clstat -o, which says that you have multiple clusters configured and you need to execute clstat -i, to select the cluster you want

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Update : PowerHA : clstat,cldump don’t work ? Check your SNMP configuration!

*** UPDATED ON 2014, February : More tips on how fix this, if the snmpd file modification isn’t enough *** On my PowerHA nodes , I get often this kind of errors : It is pretty annoying because I can’t

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HMC V7.7 R8 : lpar profile is now synchronized with current configuration

I upgraded my HMC two weeks ago, and this morning I had this message, while trying to change a LPAR’s profile attribute : Why ? WHY ??? To sum up, now with V7.7 R8, when you modify the current configuration

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Support for passwords with more than 8 characters and Loadable Password Algorithm

Setting up the system password algorithm A system administrator can use the chsec command to set up the system password algorithm or use an editor such as vi to manually modify the pwd_algorithm attribute in the /etc/security/login.cfg file. It is

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cronadm : list crontabs or at jobs, and display their status with a simple command

Instead of listing contents of directory /var/spool/cron/crontabs or executing su – [user] (what I was doing for years now, as silly as I can be), I found out this morning that a command exists for that (with AIX this is

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