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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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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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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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 : root:...
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list all files in subdirectories without listing the contents of parent (AIX)

I am trying to get a list of all files and directories under specific directories in AIX. find /usr/bin/* /usr/sbin/* /usr/local/bin/* usr/local/sbin/* /bin/* /sbin/* From this list I want to ...
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Files containing printer configurations on AIX?

I have two AIX servers, where the printer queues behave differently. According to the documentation I have been able to find, I should look at the files "/etc/qconfig" and "/etc/qconfig.bin", but are ...
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Du tells me it can't find the current directory?

I'm on AIX, and in some directories I can't use the du command. I get the follow error message: du: 0653-175 Cannot find the current directory. Obviously the current directory exists, and I ...
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How do I prioritize TLS 1.2 connections on Apache/IBM HTTP Server?

I have an IBM AIX machine running IBM HTTP Server version 8.5.5.0 which was recently configured to use TLS 1.2. Per corporate policy my server is supposed to use TLS 1.2, but for compatibility ...
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PowerHA 7 for AIX 6.1: Modifying the IP source for outgoing packages

I've clusterized a server which has ip address 10.10.10.10/24 (example ip) For that I added two new nodes with ips 10.10.10.11 and 10.10.10.12 and changed the ip 10.10.10.10 to the service IP address....
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rsyslog TLS on AIX

I am trying to forward logs with rsyslog (8.4.2) on AIX 7.1 and I need to encrypt with TLS. However it seems I need rsyslog-gnutls package. I can't seem to find this package anywhere for AIX. Best I ...
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AIX non-expiring account lock - who is locking it?

I have a non-expiring service account on an AIX server which I use to connect to my database. Every couple of weeks some user or task tries to connect to the account with the wrong password, and the ...
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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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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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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 5.3 Package Dependency

I want to install gettext but i cannot because my AIX says that gettext is dependent on glib and when i try to install glib it says that I cannot because glib is in turn dependent on gettext. Please ...
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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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Debugging SFTP connections between AIX client and Windows Server

Situation: a client with an AIX machine can't connect properly to a Windows 2003 Server running FTP server Serv-U FTP Server v10.2. Plain FTP works. SFTP is not working. It's not clear where the ...
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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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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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how to low-level format a hard disk using AIX?

I have a server with AIX 6.1 , I formated some hdisks using diag tool, but in some way some of its VGDA survived. how may I low-level format a hard disk using AIX? or how may I clear the VGDA of a ...
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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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Named on AIX (5.3) - DIG won't find hosts without FQDN?

Ok I'm a newb to AIX and Named, so hopfully I'm just missing something easy. :) The goal is to just have smooth DNS lookups in this goofy Windows workgroup/AIX DNS setup (it will change eventually, ...
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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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How can I tell what filesystems are on a disk in AIX?

I use the tool "topas" to get a quick peek at CPU, memory, and disk statistics on an AIX machine. I understand the numbers on the disk section, but what I don't know is how to tell which filesystem(s)...
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How to install LSOF in AIX

I wanna install LSOF in AIX. I've download the program from https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/pick.do?source=aixbp&lang=en_US. after I unzip the tar file, I don't get readme or ...
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Space not released after deleting files — AIX Version 5.3

I have AIX Version 5.3. I have deleted some file from the file system but the space not released. The inode is okay. Is there any permanent fix for this?
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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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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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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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ctrl-v key on AIX

I'm new to AIX and I miss some tricks that work well on other *nix flavors. I need a CTRL sequence in a ksh scripts, like ^[ (CTRL-[) and to do that I'm habit to use the ctrl-v [ , but here it doesn'...
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Cannot set target directory when extracting an archive using tar

I'm trying to extract a tar archive to a specific directory. I've tried using -C flag but it doesn't work as expected. Here is the commandline I'm using tar xvf myarchive.tar -C mydirectory/ This ...
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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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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 10.2....
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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 /usr/local/etc/sudo/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get the version of the C libraries installed on an AIX server

How can I get the version of the core C libraries installed on an AIX server?
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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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AIX sed parsing error 0602-404 but works with Linux sed?

I have this sed working in Linux and have a few AIX servers I need to use it on as well but keep getting this error and I can't find any information on it even though it's specific. Got the following ...
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How to Install SiteMinder web agent on AIX 7.1 [closed]

please help me on this to install on AIX 7.1 CA SiteMinder Web Agent - 6.0.535.858 6QMR5
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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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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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VMware or Xen support for AIX on pSeries architecture

I tried to find an explicit confirmation on VMware website if there is any chance we could virtualize AIX running on pSeriese architecture (P5, P6 and P7), but in vain. so far we have only one ...
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How to do the equivalent of rpm -qf in AIX? (Which package does this file belong to?)

So. I have a binary in /opt/freeware/bin in an AIX PPC machine whose origin I don't know. It could be an RPM -- most open-source AIX RPMs install in /opt/freeware. But no such luck. It must have been ...