Welcome to my blog!

This blog is intended for AIX System Administrators (or Engineers or Experts or ... anyone) who encountered problems and looking for fast solutions or just want to study about AIX. This is not a usual blog, because it is not updated every day. I tried to organize subject of AIX into several topics, and when I find new info/solutions/interesting stuff I will add it to its topic. You can read here about many things of the world of AIX (VIO, PowerHA, HMC, Performance Tuning...) but don't try to find detailed explanations and descriptions about the basic things, because it is intended for intermediate or "advanced" colleagues.

The structure of each subject is very similar. First I try to give a general overview about a topic with the most important terms and definitions. This is followed by some important/useful commands, what are probably needed for everyday work. At the end, there are some common situations with solutions which could come up during the daily work of an administrator.

I tried to keep it as simple as possible, so without any further instructions you should be able to navigate through this site very easily.

All of these materials have been gathered by me through my experience, IBM Redbooks, forums and other internet sources. It means not all of them is written by me! If I find an interesting data and I think it is valuable, I publish it on this blog. (Basically this blog is my personal viewpoint about AIX related stuff, and it is not an official IBM site.) Most of the things have been tested successfully but it can occur that you encounter typos, missing steps and erroneous data (I cannot guarantee everything works perfectly), so please look and think before you act.

As I noted above many things have been written by others and where it is possible I try to to list the sources, but to maintain the simple structure of this blog, I'll name persons, whose solutions, suggestions, ideas can be found many times on this blog (or his contribution was very valuable), here in one place.

I would like to say THANK YOU! to

the writers of the IBM Redbooks -- for many many information! (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com)
Nigel Griffiths -- for performance and PowerVM related stuff (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/aixpert/?lang=en)
Chris Gibson -- for NIM and other AIX related things (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/cgaix/?lang=en)
Waldemar Mark Duszyk -- for many AIX hints (http://www.wmduszyk.com)
"Aixmind" -- for many useful AIX solutions (http://www.aixmind.com)
Anthony English --for good AIX descriptions (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/AIXDownUnder/?lang=en)
Rob McNelly -- for many useful info in the field of AIX (http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/aixchange)
Earl Jew -- for performance instructions
Pat O'Rourke -- for VUG sessions
Jakub Wojtysiak -- for kdb tips
Neeraj Bhatia -- for L2 cache and capacity info (http://neerajbhatia.wordpress.com)
Balazs Szokolai -- for WWPN number change on NPIV adapers
Robert Waarde -- for solving drop down menu issue in IE (http://nullmailer-install-daemonize.bitbucket.org)
Brian Smith -- for VIO/HMC one liners (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/brian/?lang=en)

...and many other forum contributors!

Rules for comments:
Because of many unnecessary comments arrived to posts, I am applying the following rule regarding my answers: I will answer only, if I see that you did some steps to find the solutions for your problems. I mean, if someone simply asks how to clean up a filesystem, or how to do mirroring, these show me you did not try to find a solution by yourself. The answers to these questions are easily available to everyone, just some search is needed. So please check on Internet first, on some forums or in other documentations (Redbooks, man pages...) before you write on this blog.

One additional note, which I am very proud of, this site has been chosen to the top "100 Leading IT Sites to Watch in 2013" by TechnologySchools.org! (http://technologyschools.org/information-technology/)

I hope you will find this site helpful for your work!



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