Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Configuring network in AIX

Configuring your AIX machine for network acces isn't real hard. First get all available network devices:

# lsdev -Cc if
en0 Defined   02-08 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
en1 Defined   02-09 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
et0 Defined   02-08 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
et1 Defined   02-09 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
lo0 Available       Loopback Network Interface

Monday, March 14, 2011

Changing the boot order in AIX

I have here two AIX machines, one seems to be broken nut the other works fine (so far...). I need to reinstall the operating system but the machine always boots from harddisk by default. The solutions to this is the command bootlist. The following examples show the current boot order:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adding a 2nd harddisk to a SunFire V100

I have a SunFire V100 with a 40GB IDE harddisk and 2GB of memory (I found this poor machine in the internet for 50€). Today I decided to add a 2nd 40GB harddisk. The harddisk is left from my old workstation and should work perfectly with the system.
It doesn't. The system even didn't recognize the harddisk. After doing some research on the internet I found out that most Sparc Systems with support for IDE only recognize the IDE harddisk when the
harddisk jumpers are set to Cable Select. So I jumpered the harddisk to Cable Select and surprise - works perfect: