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|AIX system migration installation
Migration installation is the way to migrate systems from one version of an operating system (OS) level to another OS version. This method of installation preserves all user data configurations and file systems. Migration installation can be done in various ways and this article provides steps for migrating system from one version to another version.
|Articles||18 May 2012|
|Tips for implementing NPIV on IBM Power Systems
Chris Gibson shares some tips for implementing NPIV in an AIX and Virtual I/O Server environment on IBM POWER7 systems.
|Articles||11 Oct 2011|
|Solaris to AIX
Are you moving away from Oracle or Sun Microsystems equipment to IBM System p servers? Are you more familiar with zones and LDOMs than HMCs and VIO servers? This article provides practical tips for migrating from Solaris to IBM AIX servers.
|Articles||24 Aug 2011|
|Move data quickly between AIX LPARs using Logical Volume Manager
Migrating data from one LPAR to another can be challenging. You need to set aside some disk space on the new LPAR and create file systems. And whether you choose to copy the data across the network or do a backup and restore, a large amount of data can take many hours to move. Wouldn't it be good if you could gift wrap your data, send it to a new LPAR, and then unwrap it ready to use? The IBM AIX operating system Logical Volume Manager (LVM) lets you do just that by exporting a volume group from one LPAR and importing it to another one.
|Articles||19 Jul 2011|
|How to port from IBM AIX to IBM z/OS
This article discusses possible issues that you may encounter when you port XL C/C++ applications from the IBM AIX platform to the IBM z/OS platform. It also discuses ideas and suggestions for getting better performance for the application on the z/OS platform after the porting is completed.
|Articles||17 Aug 2010|
|AIX Technology Level update strategies
As an AIX system administrator, you know the importance of keeping the systems up to date. Unfortunately, this is always a little tricky and, sometimes, due to the size of the environments, very hard to accomplish. This article shows the many ways available to update an AIX server.
|Articles||08 Jun 2010|
|Porting open source projects to z/OS UNIX, Part 1: Open source network retriever
Discover tools, techniques, and tips to improve your UNIX and z/OS software ports. This article describes a real-word software port, with examples of how various porting challenges are resolved. If you are a software developer porting software to UNIX, you will find these techniques invaluable in avoiding common pitfalls, resolving bugs, and improving your productivity.
|Articles||13 Apr 2010|
|Migrating to AIX 6.1 with nimadm
This article demonstrates how to migrate to AIX 6.1 using the NIM Alternate Disk Migration tool. You'll learn how to minimize the downtime required when migrating to the latest release of the AIX operating system.
|Articles||05 Jan 2010|
|A quick guide to migrating to IBM Systems Director V6.1
IBM Systems Director Server V6.1 includes migration tools that remove the complexity of migrating from the previous version of IBM Systems Director Server to Version 6.1. This overview of the migration process will prepare the user for what needs to be done and what to expect so that the migration can be as quick and easy as possible.
|Articles||27 Oct 2009|
|JS22 Live Partition Mobility
This article focuses on performing Live Partition Mobility between two JS22 Blades. It provides insight into what to expect before, during, and after a live migration in a real-world environment with SAP and Oracle on AIX.
|Articles||14 Jul 2009|
|Avoiding the gotchas of AIX LPAR migrations
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.
|Articles||16 Jun 2009|
|Automating deployment and activation of virtual appliances for IBM AIX and Power Systems
Server virtualization enables you to rapidly provision new environments by using libraries of virtual image templates, or virtual appliances. Automated provisioning requires the management of operating system, network, and application-specific customization. This article provides a sample framework for automating virtual image deployment and activation on Power Systems, with a downloadable example that demonstrates how to provision a virtual appliance made up of IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 running on AIX V5.3.
|Articles||29 Apr 2009|
|AIX Hot-Patch Developer's Guide
This document provides an overview of the Concurrent Update (i.e., hot-patch) capability, as well as instructions for how to produce and manage hot-patches. Additionally, hot-patch procedures and limitations are provided.
|Articles||17 Mar 2009|
|Installing technology levels and service packs for AIX
One of the critical questions AIX systems administrators have to deal with is when to upgrade their systems. This article looks at some of the issues surrounding upgrades such as when and how systems administrators should deploy upgrades as well as methods for retrieving and performing updates. Learn some of the recent changes and best practices regarding the deployment of technology levels and service packs for AIX.
|Articles||06 Jan 2009|
|Transition to AIX from Solaris
You've been working with Solaris for ten years now and, like many other companies, you have just started a large server consolidation and migration project to AIX(R) 6.1 from Solaris 10. Many of the commands are similar, but you need to know how to work with partitioning and virtualization. What are the partitioning differences between an IBM(R) and Sun server? Furthermore, what do you need to know about workload partitions (WPARs) to make a successful transition from containers? What are some of the similarities and differences between WPARs and zones, and how does the process differ from creating zones and WPARs? Finally, what can you do on the IBM System p(TM) that you can't do with Sun servers? These are some of the questions addressed in this article, with the objective of making your transition easier.
|Articles||12 Feb 2008|
|System Administrators Toolkit: Migrating and moving UNIX filesystems
If you have a UNIX disk or system failure, or simply fill up your filesystem, you will need to create a new partition and filesystem and then copy over the contents. You may even need to mount the new partition in place to preserve the location of vital files and components. To add further complications, you could need to do this on a live system, where you'd need to preserve file permissions, ownership, and possibly named pipes and other components. Effectively transferring these components and retaining all of this information is a vital part of the migration process. In this article we'll look at effective methods for the transfer of entire filesystems on a live system, including how to create, copy and re-enable the new filesystem.
|Articles||05 Jul 2006|
|System Administration Toolkit: Migrating and moving UNIX filesystems
Learn how to transfer an entire file system on a live system, including how to create, copy, and re-enable the new file system. If you have a UNIX(R) disk or system failure or simply fill up your file system, then you need to create a new partition and file system and copy over the contents. You might even need to mount the new partition in place to preserve the location of vital files and components. To add further complications, you need to do this on a live system, where you'd need to preserve file permissions, ownership, and possibly named pipes and other components. Effectively transferring these components and retaining all of this information is a vital part of the migration process.
|Articles||03 Jul 2006|
|IBM NFS/DFS Authentication Gateway
Take advantage of the new features Network File System Version 4 (NFS Version 4) now has to offer. With the ever-growing storage needs in large enterprises and NFS implementations offering more and more features, it makes business sense for enterprises to migrate to NFS Version 4. In this article, we discuss the need and various strategies for migrating from the IBM Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)/Distributed File System(TM) (DFS(TM)) infrastructure to NFS Version 4 on AIX(R) and Linux(R).
|Articles||26 Jan 2006|