Monthly Archives: January 2017


Last month, we noted errpt showing an error: A way to find what’s causing this error is using ‘lsmpio’ command to display detailed device statistics for the hdisks devices. NOTE: lsmpio command was introduce in AIX 7.1 TL3 and 6.1 … Continue reading

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Using AIX’s smitty tool in maintenance mode.

How to use System Management Interface Tool (smitty)  in maintenance mode? Just, got into maintenance mode and run: NOTEL: Take in mind Function (F) keys do not work here. in this case use <ESC><3> instead of <PF3>

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Recovery AIX system when hang on boot (554 code error).

If AIX system does not boot properly, possible causes could be: corrupted file system corrupted Journaled File System (JFS) log device bad IPL-device record or bad IPL-device magic number; the magic number indicates the device type corrupted copy of the … Continue reading

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AIX hangs on boot? How to debug boot process on AIX systems?

Today an AIX system hanged when reboot. What’s going on? Where can I see the debug verbose log of boot process? Just, follow this steps. 1- Boot AIX LPAR from HMC in “Open firmware OK prompt”mode: 2- Connect ssh to HMC/FSM … Continue reading

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Reconfigure RSCT ID to fix DLPAR issues on cloned AIX systems.

  ON AIX systems, RMC daemons are part of the Reliable, Scalable Cluster Technology (RSCT). They allows the HMC to communicate with a managed logical partition to do DLPAR operations. But, when we clone an AIX system, for example using … Continue reading

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Setup private yum repository for AIX clients.

  Prerequisites:   A Unix server on your private network: Accessing IBM repository    Apache server installed to serve RPM files for internal AIX clients.    AIX clients must access this Apache server via http. 1- Mirror IBM’s aixtoolbox … Continue reading

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Install and configure yum on AIX.

Prerequisites: Download latest version of RPM file from and copy it to /tmp/yum/rpm/ directory on AIX system. Download latest version of yum_bundle (yum_bundle_v1.tar) from and copy it to /tmp/yum/bundle/directory on AIX system. Be sure /opt directory at least … Continue reading

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