IBM Systems Director : increase logs verbosity (very useful sometimes)

The lwilog.sh script dynamically enables or disables the trace utility in the running application. On ISD Server, try this : The levels of verbosity are : The loggername can be found in the following logfile : example:

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Getting the VIO host of your virtual server

Unfortunately this doesn’t work with AIX 5.3, you should check this out instead : https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/glukacs/entry/zoning_info_script_to_follow_the_vscsi_mapped_luns1?lang=en NPIV VSCSI

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IBM Systems Director : Updating from 6.3 to 6.3.1 with smcli

A new update is out since a few days for Systems Director (here are the new things : http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.director.main.helps.doc%2Ffqm0_r_whats_new_in_release_631.html ) and the update method is quite simple !

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IBM Systems Director: how to check the availability of an common agent

In order to function properly, a common agent needs theses ports to be allowed : If the following command doesn’t show you anything, then you either have a problem with the agent you’re trying to make contact with, or the

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HDLM : change the default reserve policy on all disks

In order to get LPM to work properly, we need to put the no_reserve attribute to all disks (here we have the hitachi disk example) : We can check the new default parameter :

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Backup HMC data on a NFS mounted directory

To Back up critical HMC data use this : To Back up profile data use this :

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Determining firmware level of an adapter

or –> We need to update the Firmware of the 5708 FCoE adapter, which is 2 levels late (last one is 010522): 010522 Short term firmware update plan for the open defects/features (Only to be installed if experiencing one of

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lpar_netboot: power on a virtual server and test its connectivity

This command will boot up a lpar (power it off if it’s on, so be careful), set up an ip address and will try to ping another ip (like the NIM master server), to test the network connectivity (thus to

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Update Microcode on FCoE fibre adapter on a VI/O Server

Let’s check our adapter’s actual firmware woops, we are like 2 years late ! we can check that on IBM’s fix central, we need to download the latest version.

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Creating an LACP adapter on AIX

As padmin: Don’t forget to get in touch with the network guys, so that they can configure the switches’ ports with port aggregation (option portfast enabled !!!)

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