Looking back at the tops from AIX and UNIX

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Michael McCrary (mmccrary@us.ibm.com), AIX and UNIX zone editor, IBM

author photoMike has worked on the AIX and UNIX zone since April 2006. While he enjoys his work and meeting authors from around the world, there are days he would rather be on his bike.



Melinda Pfeiffer (mpfeiff@us.ibm.com), developerWorks Editor, IBM

Melinda Pfeiffer photoMelinda has been an editor with developerWorks since 2002. Before working on the AIX and UNIX zone, she edited on the Information Management and XML zones. She has a B.A. and M.A. from North Carolina State University. She spends her days working and her nights chasing around three young children.



22 December 2009

Looking back at 2009, UNIX turned 40, developerWorks turned 10, we launched the geekiest social network, My developerWorks, and the AIX and UNIX developerWorks series Speaking UNIX continued to draw new readers.

We’re good about bringing your attention to our monthly top 10 articles. Some of our top 10 articles have been live for several years and continue to draw support from our audience. What we’re not so good about is highlighting newer articles that have done well and deserve a second look. Maybe in addition to the top 10 list for the site each month we need a list of the top articles that are new for the year. So with that in mind, the following 2009 articles were tops according to your peers.

  • Avoiding the gotchas of AIX LPAR migrations by Christian Pruett

    Learn how to identify and get past the common roadblocks that can interfere with migrating IBM AIX servers to the latest in logical partition (LPAR) technology.

  • Working with filesystems using NFSV4 ACLs by Samyak Jain

    Managing NFSv4 ACLs on different filesystem with different commands can become difficult. This article discusses and compares the different commands that you might use to migrate from one filesystem to another.

  • Upgrading from POWER5 to POWER6 by Chris Gibson

    Read about and learn from my experiences in upgrading a POWER5 595 to a new POWER6 595.

  • Speaking UNIX: Man oh man by Martin Streicher

    UNIX has hundreds if not thousands of commands, and it's impossible to remember every option and nuance. But, happily, you don't have to: man, UNIX's built-in, online reference system, is man's best friend.

  • AIX higher availability using SAN services by Julie Craft, Sanket Rathi, Anbazhagan Mani, Chris Schwendiman, Jim Pafumi, and Gero Schmidt

    Learn the scenarios in which remapping, copying, and reuse of SAN disks is allowed and supported. More easily switch AIX environments from one system to another and help achieve higher availability and reduced down time. These scenarios also allow for fast deployment of new systems using cloning.

  • Speaking UNIX: 10 great tools for any UNIX system by Martin Streicher

    The universe of UNIX tools changes constantly. Here are 10 tools -- some you may have overlooked and some new -- to tinker with.

  • UNIX network performance analysis by Martin Brown

    Knowing your UNIX network layout will go a long way with understanding your network and how it operates. But what happens when the performance of your UNIX network and the speed at which you can transfer files or connect to services suddenly reduces? How do you diagnose the issues and work out where in your network the problems lie? This article looks at some quick methods for finding and identifying performance issues and the steps to start resolving them.

  • AIX user and group administration by Adam Cormany

    Dive into the configuration files behind users and groups in IBM AIX, as well as command-line tools designed to help manage the users and groups easily.

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