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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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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Does WebSphere Liberty store it's process ID (pid) anywhere on AIX?

I already asked this question about Linux: When a WebSphere Liberty server is started on AIX, is its pid stored anywhere on the filesystem, in a .pid file or similar? I'm developing an automated ...
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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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com.maverick.ssh.SshException: EOF received from remote side [Unknown cause] [closed]

When I tried to log in AIX server, through a java code/application, I am getting the below exception, com.maverick.ssh.SshException: EOF received from remote side [Unknown cause] at ...
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XCOFF32 object files are not allowed in 64-bit mode while installing Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02

I am installing a Perl package Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02 in an AIX 6.1 system but while performing perl Makefile.PL getting the following error. The test suite can attempt to connect to public servers to ...
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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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aix uname return L instead of AIX

I running Aix 5.3 TL 11 uname command return the string L instead of AIX ... I walked around the ODM database and I does not find where is stored this string. Does anyone know where uname is reading ...
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Unexpected symbol error when using range_t / set_range in probevue

I am trying to profile a program on AIX 7.1 using probevue (from bos.sysmgt.trace 7.1.1.18) and getting errors: # probevue time.e 123456 time.e: token between line 5: column 11 and line 5: column 12: ...
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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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Samba 3.6.0 winbind module issues

All, I am having a winbind module load error on aix 7.1 trying to load winbind module for 3.6.0. methods.cfg: WINBIND: program_64 = /usr/lib/security/WINBIND_64 (have tried authonly ...
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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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Compile a system library independent proftpd on AIX

I'd like to build a deployable archive that contains all system and specific library necessary to run the proftpd deamon on AIX. I already manage to compile it, but the executable rely on /lib and ...
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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 ...
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-XX:MaxNewSize and other JVM parameter setting in AIX

All, I am trying to adjust our application's memory settings: JVM and Heap adjustments. I also came across -XX:MaxNewSize parameter. Our application runs on a AIX machine which has ample RAM (100+ ...
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RPM ignore conflicts

is there a way to ignore rpm version conflicts by keeping the latest version installed? For example. I want to install gawk in AIX. I have all the required rpms in a folder ...
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Command to determine type of AIX hardware

I want to know whether the given IBM -AIX box is pseries or iseries. If there is a command or set of commands that can give me the information for the same.
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Compiling Apache 2.2.11 on AIX 6.1, .so files not genereated

I am compiling Apache 2 (2.2.11 yeh, Its old...but its a requirement) on AIX 6.1 with GCC 4.2.0. I am using the configure options: ./configure \ --enable-module=rewrite\ --enable-module=log_referer\ ...
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What does the OPMOD mean in the procfiles output in AIX?

I ran the following command on AIX in order to figure out the files opened by process 200866 on AIX 6.1. procfiles -nc 200866 and got the following sample outputs: Current rlimit: 2000 file ...
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How to resolve a file cannot be larger than the value set by ulimit in SVN?

I was trying to do a backup for my SVN repository in AIX through following command: svnadmin dump <path> > dump_file and also this command: svnrdump dump <path> > dump_file but ...
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Mounting a mainframe file system on Unix (or vice versa)

We have a data conversion project where the overall process works this way: Mainframe legacy application will extract out their data into flat text files. Our application (running on AIX) will FTP ...
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How to optimize SVN backup process in bash script?

I have a shell script running in AIX that will do the backup for each SVN repository every night. The execution is as follow: Download the each repository save as a dump file: svnrdump on repo_A ...
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AIX 6.1 - CUPS 'unsupported document-format' when printing

I have a Zebra printer that I'm trying to send a PDF of a label to. I was reading on Zebra's website that CUPS is an optional print server/spooler that can be used for exactly what I need. So I went ...
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How to stop growing the Apache access_log file?

While setting up the Apache HTTP server in AIX, I never realize there is a log file, access_log, located at /var/log/httpd. This file is keep growing until 600+ MB, I am not able to keep track of its ...
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List environment variables of a running process on AIX without character limit

Today I was trying to debug an issue where a process was not picking up the correct environmental variable. It took us hours before we realized that it wasn't picking up the correct variable. I tried ...
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Apache Ant setup in Aix

I want to install Apache Ant on my AIX 6.1 Server and I'm facing some issues. When I visit the link http://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html I did not understand the installation step for the files ...
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How to get memory util of LPARs from HMC?

I know I can get CPU utilizations with lslparutil from the HMC. But is there a way to get memory utilization stats of LPARs from the HMC? The metrics I found seems to be all configuration-related ...
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AIX 7.1 .kshrc ignored

I've created .kshrc file in my home directory, but all my custom settings are ignored. ENV variable is not set. How can I force ksh to read .kshrc? Here is my .kshrc: set -o emacs export ...
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same file different size in Linux and AIX

we have file in Linux and copied to AIX. same file smaller size in AIX. Linux - ext3 file system AIX - jfs2 file system both file systems in same block size 4k size in Linux du -sk ...
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Monitoring memory of AIX 5.3 LPARs

I'm currently administrating an IBM Power 740 server via an HMC. We have four LPARs running, two VIOS LPARs, one application LPAR and one database LPAR. We have implemented lpar2rrd to monitor CPU ...
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GIT issue in AIX 6.1

I recently installed GIT 1.8.1 on my AIX 6.1 machine and am facing a few issues with it. Now if I login as root and issue git commands like git --version I get the response as shown : Code: git ...
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Cannot get exclusive lock on rpm database in Unix

I was trying to install a python rpm on AIX 6.1 and it was taking too long and so I had to close ther terminal. Later when I tried to install the same rpm as root I am getting the problem as : ...
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AIX CPU Utilization behavior

We are facing a strange (for us) situation regarding the CPU utilization management. We have an lpar with 2 up to 4 online cores. While the application workload peaks, CPU usage is 100% (70% user + ...
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Logging commands executed by remote shell scripts

I've noticed that when running a script that connects to a number of our servers (to essentially run batch commands) that the commands aren't logged in the user's .sh_history or .bash_history files. ...
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Port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated on AIX 6.1

While running some kind of automated tests on our AIX 6.1 machine we are facing the problem that a port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated. E.g. if we kill a ...
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JBoss 5 on AIX 5.3

I am a very newbie for AIX and system monitoring. Actually our application currently run production on jboss 5.1 in AIX 5.3. Please check below configuration & system settings. AIX system ...
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While loop read multiple lines from a grep

I'm writing a script in AIX 5.3 that will loop through the output of a df and check each volume against another config file. If the volume appears in the config file, it will set a flag which is ...
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How to disable login into AIX using password for any means

Is there any way to disable login to AIX using password? I know that for SSH login I can update sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication to no. But what about other ways of login into AIX, like ...