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Install and configure GIT repositories on AIX systems using yum

Assuming you have configured YUM on AIX systems as posted here http://wp.me/p5bweg-7f. Let’s install GIT packages from IBM’s repositories. Install GIT packages using yum. In this case, we’re going to install “git.ppc : Core git tools” package. Verifyng GIT binaries. … Continue reading

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Setup GIT repositories over HTTPD with LDAP and Local authentication on AIX systems.

What are we going to do?  Setup Apache server as frontend for Git repositories.  Use CGI program git-http-backend (https://schacon.github.io/git/git-http-backend.html), instead Dav, to serve the contents of a Git repository to Git clients accessing the repository over http:// protocol. Authenticate users … Continue reading

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DISK OPERATION ERROR in AIX

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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Setup private yum repository for AIX clients.

  Prerequisites:   A Unix server on your private network: Accessing IBM repository ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/)    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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