AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "a i ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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Admin server wont start, running on Unix

Can someone please help...I am on OBIEE 11.1.1.8. I am trying to start the Admin server, using ./startWeblogic, it is throwing an error: Could not load main class 10.3.server.lib.DemoTrust.jks.
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How to display password repository of user on Solaris 11?

Is there a convenient way to find out which password repository (ldap or files) user is using for atuhentication on Solaris 11.2? I myself have AIX administration background and there is lsuser ...
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AIX diff not showing the content of a new file

I need to create a patch between 2 folder: On linux: diff -Naur folder folder_fix It's working for all the file I just edited but not for the one I added (can't get the content of it). The command ...
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Cannot access the CuDv object class in the device configuration database

While trying to configure the IOCP IBM AIX parameter from “defined” to “available” (following the instructions on https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/AXDBI/pre_install.htm#AXDBI7634) by running the ...
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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.29 fails to start, possibly due to a missing classpath entry

I have a server running IBM AIX 6.1.7.15 TL07 and I am trying to install Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 7.0.0.29, using a server cluster to ...
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Mirroring on external SCSI and iSCSI disks inside same volume group

On IBM P5 505 (maint level 5300-07) servers there is a concurently accessed external storage, which is connected using external Ultra320 SCSI port (DAS). External storage is detected as hdisk2 which ...
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Crontab - How to determine current active processes started by cron

We have a very sensitive application which heavily makes use of crontab and we would like to track of how many processes started by crontab are still running. In short, we have a limit of 300 cron ...
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mksysb backup failure: “0042-154 c_stat : the file or directory … does not exist”

I have an environment with more than 40 AIX. The nim mksysb backup feature was running just fine for all of them, but for 3-4 weeks one particular server started to fail the mksysb with the following ...
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File shows up when I do a listing of my current working directory but says it does not exist if I try to do anything with it

I'm working with an AIX server. I created a file, ucm.txt, today. Now I am done with the file and would like to remove it. If I do ls -ltr in my current directory, I get this. -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Two processes stuck on network communication

We have had hang on our Oracle extraction process very intermittantly. Nothing obvious from the Oracle side, and starting to think it is more network related. There are two Oracle processes ...
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Restoring AIX ufsdump on another Unix system

I've previously tried to restore from an AIX mksysb image (question here). I managed to find another set of nightly AIX backups that look to have been made with ufsdump: # mt -t /dev/rmt/1h rew # dd ...
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Restore of AIX backup on other Unix system

I have two old AIX backup tapes box labelled "System Image" that I need to recover a few files from. I've tried to extract them using tar (Solaris and Gnu) and cpio with no success. I then ...
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What is causing visudo to fail with: “visudo: can't stat <filename>: Bad file number”?

We use the #include feature in the sudoers file for organizing our sudo rules on a per-application basis. Our sudoers set up looks kinda like this: /etc/sudoers -> #include ...
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IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO does not set REMOTE_USER on Cognos BI 10.2.2

Very similar issue was posted here, I do not believe they are the same. IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO sets REMOTE_USER incorrectly We are running IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server ...
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Storage volume is not avaliable from second node AIX 6.1 OS

My environment comprised AIX 6.1 OS installed over six physical servers and connected via brocade switch to DS8000 SAN storage. I am aiming to build HACMP cluster on two physical machines in a way ...
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IBM WebSphere Application Server SSO sets REMOTE_USER incorrectly on Cognos BI 10.2.1

I am running IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 10.2.1 (no other extra software products) on WebSphere Application Server 7, both softwares on an AIX server. I am trying to configure LTPA SSO ...
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AIX hdisk creation

I am new to networking and am trying to implement power HA in an AIX environment. As a pre requisite I need my rootvg which is hdisk0 and another 3 additional hdisks, which will be hdisk1, hdisk2 ...
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Vios x LPAR Clients - SEA relationship

I am developing a script to list all SEA adapters in a VIOs, their related physical, virtual adapters, along with their status and VLAN TAG ids. I wish to include on this script the VIO clients ...
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How to change the PVID of a device and still be able to import the Volume Group in AIX?

I have 3 disks that are copies of other disks so they have the same PVID's. I would like to change the PVID of those disks and import the volume group but as I understand the VGDA information on the ...
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Why am I getting a 'Memory fault(coredump)' when I start the oracle listener?

This server (AIX ver 6) recently went out due a prolonged power outage. When I try to start the oracle listener I get this $ lsnrctl start Memory fault(coredump)
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Solutions for bridging Solaris/AIX to Active Directory?

I need to have Solaris and AIX systems obtain authentication and name services to AD. I have had some success with Solaris using OpenLDAP as a proxy for user authentication. I have also successfully ...
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Is it possible to break out of a “trap 1 2 3” secured terminal session by using SIGSEGV?

The title says it mostly. I'm auditing the security of a terminal-based application on AIX, and the way you use it is to connect to it remotely through telnet, where the ".profile" of the telnet user ...
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Is it possible to check current value of device attribute in AIX 5.3?

In AIX, if i want to change device attribute, i can use 2 different ways: Change attribute and reconfigure device. Attribute will be changed immediately. But if devices is used ( for example, fs ...
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Function body defined in /etc/profile appears in shell history on login

We run IBM AIX here (currently 7100-03-03-1415) that is missing a fair amount of the utility preset in other versions of UNIX. One of the things that we need to do on a semi-regular basis is convert ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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Login issue in aix server [closed]

while login as root in an aix server, i am changing the password of a user. However, when trying to login to the server from that user id, it shows password expired and You must change your password ...
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Browser for AIX 6.1

Does anyone have a suggestion for a "current browser" for AIX? IBM's recommendation is Mozilla Firefox for AIX - Version 3.6.25.2 2011 era. Can't find anything much more recent. There's Amaya, ...
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AIX P740 Server need to be upgrade SDDPCM version

I am try to upgrade SDDPCM version, when i trying to install means below error will occur. #installp -aXY devices.sddpcm.61.rte Out of memory, malloc() failed. 0503-003 installp: The specified ...
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Find Users without a password in UNIX AIX

I'm searching for a script that finds users who don't have a password. Could anybody please explain me the commands that are needed in such a script?
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Web request unable to enter Server

I have a website hosted on AIX server on Tomcat. It receives its requests from another server with Apche installed on it and the server with Apache on it sets on request header as well. Recently I ...
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ulimit value when output is “hard” or “soft”

Can someone explain to me how can I determine actual values of for ulimit when the output of ulimit command is "hard" or "soft". This is on AIX machine. For example: # ulimit -f hard And on another ...
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Periodically SSH process hangs on AIX

On one of our AIX servers, the following ssh process hangs sometimes: Server1# ssh -i /rsync-key Server2 "rm file" & It is a string of script in the crontab. This problem is not always ...
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How do you configure X11 forwarding over SSH on AIX?

Here is what I've tried. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote AIX system X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes as well as set $DISPLAY DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 export ...
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Password Rules histsize Ineffective for Some Users

We're trying to deploy a tightened password policy on an AIX 5.3: Users are not allowed to reused last 24 passwords. So, I change histsize from the previous value from 5 to 24 in /etc/security/user, ...
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Duplicate PV in VG listing

I have a server that's had a bit of trouble with it's disks (hdisk10/hdisk11/hdisk15 failed, hdisk7 failing) in the past little while but it's happy now. No data loss thankfully as the vanished/stale ...
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NFSv4 permissions on AIX

I am attempting to use an NFSv4 mount across two systems that do not share UID/GIDs. This is for a system migration where the old environment used whatever UID/GIDs were available, and they now ...
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TCP connection timeouts that persist - listener queue backlog?

I have an app running on AIX 6.1 that has a single server process that listens for and polls tcp connections and simply forwards on messages to another process using an IPC message queue. It's been ...
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AIX openSSH allow anyuser any IP (default) but restrict a particular user to an IP

Can't seem to come up with the correct Match for this one sshd should allow anyone from anywhere i.e. the usual/default config, but I want to restrict a user to a IP For example bob should only be ...
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Printing RAW jobs from AIX 5.3 to Windows Server 2008 R2

We're trying to move a program from a legacy Windows 2003 print server over to a Windows 2008 R2 one. The program takes output sent from an AIX server and then processes it. It gets the data by way ...
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AIX JFS2 I/O performance problems

I have a fresh installation of AIX 7.1. I noticed that JFS2 file system with logging enabled (log=/dev/hd8) is dramatically slower than one with log=NULL. Simple zip archive extraction takes 5 minutes ...
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aix to xp with crossover, ping from xp works, ping from aix doesn't work

I'm in the process of removing a legacy system from the network and trying to connect an xp client machine directly to the AIX server, so as to still have access to the legacy application. I ...
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Proftpd configuration to run ftp/ftes ftps and sftp at the same time on different port

I have compile version of proftpd 1.3.4d with ftp, ftps, sftp and mysql authentication. So far I can have working at the same time on port 210: ftp and ftpes and on port 211 the sftp. ServerName ...
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Best approach to generate and use ssh key pairs

New to ServerFault, but have been on StackOverflow for a few months and loving it. I work on a daily basis on 5 servers I have been setting up for some time now. These servers are all AIX 7.1, and ...
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How do I properly build a volume group and logical volume for 500GB in AIX?

I've been fiddling around with AIX 5.3.7 for hours today, and I was able to build a VG and LV, but I'm having difficulty using all the space in the LUN I carved out (500GB). I'm not sure if i'm ...
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What technical issues should I be aware of when re-mapping a LUN from one host to another?

I inherited an IBM System Storage DS4000 SAN with an AIX environment running Oracle RAC (3 nodes). One of the nodes crashed, so I got the system up and running with 2 nodes; however, the node that ...
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Send Apache Access Logs to syslog

We have IBM HTTP Servers (Based on Apache 2.0) and want to send the access logs to syslog. (in addition to error logs which does work) The config we are using is as follows: ErrorLog ...
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Mystery Print Separator Page

Good morning! After a recent site upgrade to WebSphere 7.0 from 6.1 on an AIX server, our users reported a print separator page appearing on a certain type of report, and only on one printer. ...
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VGDA full in a scalable volume group? (extendvg)

I have an AIX 6.1 volume group called arscachevg. It is a few terabytes big and consists of 15 physical volumes. When I try to extend it with a new physical volume, I get this error: 0516-008 ...
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Error in AIX : 0516-040 : Unable to read the specified physical volume

Please provide me your valuable suggestions on the error beow in AIX. When I'm running the following command on the AIX server lsvg -l rootvg I'm getting this error: 0516-040 : Unable to read the ...
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Selectively synchronize files to multiple servers

I'm administering a medium sized AIX landscape. We have, probably... 40 systems. We are currently using AIX 6.1 which has a command called cfmupdatenode. What this program does is lets you define a ...