How to tell which PowerVM Editions feature was ordered

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1010860 Technote (troubleshooting) Problem(Abstract) PowerVM Editions (Formerly Advanced POWER Virtualization – APV) comes in three options: Express, Standard, Enterprise. How do you know which one you have when reviewing the VET code on the POD website? Symptom The VET code

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[HMC CLI] Useful HMC commands cheatsheet

I’m sooo fed up with looking into the manpage of each HMC cli commands every time I need to use it, that I’m putting my cheatsheet right here, just in case. These can be useful when you have to execute

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DLPAR issues and RMC connections digest

DLPAR error : *humpf* … what do I do ? You may encounter sometimes this type of error when you try a DLPAR operation : Sometimes this problem is caused by a cloned system, which inherits older infos from the

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How to activate the home directory’s creation when a LDAP user first connects to an AIX server

I didn’t know this one ! When you set your lpar to be a LDAP client (for example), the LDAP users have no home directory on your newly created LPAR, and you get an error message « /home/user  : No such

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VSCSI/NPIV : useful one-liners for lsmap command

Update : I juste realized I never did the same quick one-liner for the NPIV case, which is indeed what my servers are built on , I’m fixing it right now ! VSCSI When working with VSCSI mode, I always

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HMC : Do you have any « pending » values on your power server ?

We encountered this weird ouput on the p795’s propoerties on the HMC, I never saw that before : After a few research, I managed to find the partitions which had some pending values (I assumed this was the problem): As

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How to remove these *!@# ^M symbols at the end of each MSDOS-imported files ?!

It must be THE most annoying thing in the UNIX world : getting a file which has been created with Windows, or MS-DOS, and having these ^M end-of-line characters (which represents the odd carriage return characters in the Windows world)

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AIX + HDLM restored from cloned mksysb : VG creation or alt_disk_copy problem

Context Few days ago I had a problem with an alt_disk_copy action on one of my systems (running with HDLM), which was freshly restored via mksysb (from another host), causing this error :

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Display the UDID and UUID of a physical volume

Thank to Urban Biel on  twitter and this post  I just discovered an interesting (but not new) option for lspv command  :  -u ! (available for AIX 6.1 TL07 and  AIX 7.1 TL01), which displays the UDID and UUID of the

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New HMC Version 7 Release 7.6.0

Will upgrade in a few days ! For me the most interesting parts are : Bug LPM very slow with multiple addresses on the MSPs : FIXED rmdev and cfgdev launched automatically by the HMC when doing DLPAR operations on

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