|Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl: Part 2
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|14 May 2013|
|Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl: Part 1
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems. IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single pane of glass, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ is an advanced plug-in installed on top of IBM Systems Director to provide virtualization capabilities. This tutorial talks about multi-disk management for virtual server using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) and command-line interface (CLI).
|06 May 2013|
|Shared Ethernet Adapter configuration with two networks
This tutorial describes how to configure two different networks using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) with high availability, redundancy, and load sharing. With this architecture, VIOS and logical partitions (LPARs) can be accessed from two completely different networks and both networks can be used for different purposes.
|02 May 2013|
|IBM AIX device driver development
This tutorial illustrates the IBM® AIX® device driver framework and related application programming interfaces (APIs). Here, we shall discuss about the device switch structure, API to register device switch methods, major and minor number management, and moving data from kernel to user space.
|28 Mar 2013|
|Step-by-step guide to IBM Power Systems firmware update
IBM® Power Systems™ firmware update, which is often referred to as Change Licensed Internal Code (LIC) procedure, is usually performed on the managed systems from the Hardware Management Console (HMC). Firmware update includes the latest fixes and new features. We can use the Change Licensed Internal Code wizard from the HMC graphical user interface (GUI) to apply updates to the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) on the selected managed system. We can select multiple managed systems to be updated simultaneously. The wizard also allows us to view the current system information or perform advanced operations. This tutorial provides the step-by-step procedure for the IBM Power Systems firmware update from the HMC command line, and the HMC GUI and is targeted for system administrators. This step-by-step instructions can prepare the newbie for what needs to be done and how it could be done to stay on to the latest firmware level all the time. When you purchase a new hardware, the best practise is to upgrade all the firmware to the latest level.
|26 Mar 2013|
|IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 4
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains about server system pool lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
|04 Feb 2013|
|IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 3
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the image deployment lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
|29 Jan 2013|
|IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 2
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the virtual appliance lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
|25 Jan 2013|
|IBM Systems Director VMControl resource lifecycle management: part 1
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multisystem environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ is an advanced manager of IBM Systems Director, a free-to-own set of platform management tools. This tutorial is part of a series on VMControl resource lifecycle management. This tutorial explains the virtual server lifecycle using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs).
|17 Jan 2013|
|Optimizing IBM DB2 pureScale transaction throughput in virtualized IBM Power Systems
Today, hardware virtualization is prevalent throughout the IT industry. Having a single server perform the same amount of work previously done by several, is a great a value proposition for companies of any size. Although there are volumes of documentation available — both online and printed — the vastness of the resources make it difficult to navigate them. This article begins to address that challenge by providing a list of high-level, planning-and-deployment best practices, followed by a series of lower-level optimization steps using a sample database environment running an IBM DB2® pureScale® installation for IBM POWER7® servers.
|12 Jun 2012|
|Automating GUI testing for IBM Systems Director using Selenium
IBM Systems Director is a platform-management solution used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multi-system environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. This tutorial explains basic steps to automate graphical user interface (GUI) testing for IBM Systems Director using the Selenium tool.
|28 May 2012|
|How to test REST APIs for IBM Systems Director using Java
IBM Systems Director is a platform management solution that is used to manage physical and virtual systems in a multi-system environment. It supports various virtualization technologies and multiple operating systems across IBM and non-IBM platforms. This tutorial explains basic steps, tips and tricks to automate REST API testing for IBM Systems Director using Java™ code.
|07 May 2012|
|UNIX network analysis
You can find out a lot about your network by using a variety of different tools. If you want to understand the layout of your network, where packets are going, and what people are doing, then you need to use a variety of different tools that can help you to build up a picture of your network and what is going on. This tutorial examines techniques for monitoring the traffic and content of your UNIX network and how to read and diagnose problems on your network.
|05 May 2009|
|Solutions for tracing UNIX applications
If you are developing a UNIX application, then you can trace and debug the running application and extract the information you need from it. But what if you want to know what is going on inside a UNIX application and you don't have access to the source code? This tutorial looks at some systems that enable you to trace the execution of applications and work out what they are doing without having to make any modifications to the source code, and even without having to stop and restart the application.
|31 Mar 2009|
|Install and configure WebSphere Application Server on UNIX and
Learn how application servers are used in modern enterprise environments and how to install IBM WebSphere Application Server on UNIX and Linux systems to provide the cornerstone of a robust, well-supported enterprise Web environment. This tutorial also explains how to integrate WebSphere Application Server into the startup and shutdown processes on your UNIX and Linux servers and provides links to many other resources that will help you get up and running quickly with WebSphere Application Server.
|22 Dec 2008|
|Install and configure an enterprise-level Web server
Learn how Web servers are used in modern enterprise environments and how to install and integrate IBM HTTP Server. This tutorial explains why IBM HTTP Server, a key component of IBM WebSphere Application Server, is also an excellent choice as a stand-alone Web server because of its standard configuration and seamless upgrade path for evolving enterprise Web environments.
|04 Nov 2008|
|Using cron to automate maintenance
To leverage round-the-clock computing, tasks must run at all hours of the day. You could punctuate your sleep with waking interludes to log in and run this command or that command on dozens of machines, or you can enjoy your forty winks and turn the work over to the ubiquitous cron, a daemon, or perennial process, to execute commands on a schedule. From very often to every so often, cron happily minds the clock and runs jobs day or night. Learn how to configure and maintain cron, and discover just some of its many uses.
|07 Oct 2008|
|Expand the capabilities of your Tomcat Web server
This tutorial is a must-have guide for any Web or application server administrator. Although the implementations are slightly different from Apache Tomcat and other Web servers, this tutorial breaks down in a logical and concise way many advanced administrative tasks necessary for successfully hosting, deploying, and managing multiple Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web applications. Learn how to set up, configure, and secure your Tomcat server, and discover tips and tools for advanced deployment considerations.
|16 Sep 2008|
|Install and configure a development Web server in UNIX
Get a detailed, step-by-step approach to installing and configuring a development or test Apache Tomcat server. Along the way, pick up helpful tips on how to build and administer your Web or application server in a UNIX environment.
|15 Jul 2008|
|Building custom language parsers
There are certain things about ANTLR that, if understood, help in faster debugging and provide a fuller appreciation of how the tool works. Learn how to use ANTLR to create smarter parsing solutions.
|11 Mar 2008|
|Building your own memory manager for C/C++ projects
Performance optimization of code is serious business. It's fairly common to see a piece of functionally correct software written in C or C++ that takes way too much memory, time, or, in the worst case, both. As a developer, one of the most powerful tools that C/C++ arms you with to improve processing time and prevent memory corruption is the control over how memory is allocated or deallocated in your code. This tutorial demystifies memory management concepts by telling you how to create your very own memory manager for specific situations.
|19 Feb 2008|
|Develop with Java and PHP technology on AIX Version 5.3, Part 6: Building a PHP Web interface to the Java business application
Set up a PHP Web interface for a Java(TM) business application using the database created in earlier in this series. The PHP Web interface collects information from users and sends the session data to the Java business application for processing and for a response.
|15 Jan 2008|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 7: Let Emacs help you out
Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.
|13 Nov 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 6: Customize your Emacs world
This tutorial, the sixth in a series, walks you through some of the useful ways you can customize and configure the Emacs environment. Learn how to change everything about the Emacs environment to your liking, from the behavior of minor modes to the default key bindings. Along the way, figure out how to set variables, make all your customizations automatic with a startup file, save and recall any window and frame customizations that you make, and use the easy customizer that comes built into Emacs.
|02 Oct 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 5: Shape your Emacs view
This tutorial, the fifth in a series, shows you how to manage and manipulate the shape of your Emacs session -- examine how to partition the Emacs screen, create multiple X client windows for a single Emacs session, and display multiple buffers in each window, dividing the screen with horizontal and vertical divisions. You also learn about mouse window control and characteristics so that by the time you're through, you'll know how to make your Emacs session look and work the way you want it to.
|07 Aug 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 4: Options, registers, and bookmarks
Take control of your editing session within Emacs and use it to your advantage. This tutorial is the fourth in a series, and shows you three areas of Emacs that control some aspect of the editing session: various command-line options, the register, and bookmark facilities for setting and saving positions and data. Knowing how and when to use these features, and what tricks are possible with them, are important topics in power editing.
|17 Jul 2007|
|Explore powerful UNIX writer's tools
Long ago, UNIX had a proprietary package called the Writer's Workbench (WWB). Developers, administrators, and technical writers who used to use this package in their work deeply miss it -- its powerful capabilities made the UNIX workstation a preferred environment for document editing and proofreading. Today, many new implementations of those tools are available for all UNIX systems, and you can also find open source equivalents of the key WWB tools. Discover these tools and learn how to use them, building a custom style guide checker in the process.
|22 May 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 3: Advanced Emacs text operations
This tutorial, the third in a series, builds on what you've learned by taking you through a tour of some of the more advanced Emacs features for text operations. You get a hands-on demonstration of advanced editing techniques, including how to perform a recursive edit, mark and use rectangles of text, and handle complex selection techniques using the kill ring and the secondary selection.
|01 May 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 2: Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs
One of the powerhouses of UNIX(R) computing, the open source Emacs editor is a large, complex application that does everything from edit text to function as a complete development environment. This tutorial, the second in a series, introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spell check facilities of Emacs.
|10 Apr 2007|
|Back up and restore your AIX system, Part 2: Implementing your backup strategy and restoration processes
Explore different recovery options to restore your data. Part 2 of this two-part series shows you how to implement the backup strategy discussed in Part 1. Part 1 covered the importance of backing up your system, the methods available to you through the command line, how to use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to perform backups, and the difference between system data and user data.
|27 Mar 2007|
|Emacs editing environment, Part 1: Learn the basics of Emacs
Master the Emacs editor and delve into the depths of its most advanced editing commands that have made it famous. The open source Emacs editor (one of the powerhouses of UNIX(R) computing) is a large, complex application that does everything from editing text to functioning as a complete development environment. It's rich in features and is unlike any other program you're likely to have encountered, especially in the way you specify and input commands. This tutorial, the first in a series, gets you going by providing a concise, hands-on introduction to the most important Emacs editing concepts and features.
|20 Mar 2007|
|Back up and restore your AIX system, Part 1: The when, why, and how of backing up
Take a look at some of the reasons, methods, and tools for backing up your AIX(R) system. As business and data changes at the speed of light, your systems are at an even greater risk of system corruption and lost data. To protect your company's data, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases company downtime.
|13 Mar 2007|
|Using AIX accounting
Accounting has been a part of the UNIX(R) operating system since the very early days. Most variants of UNIX have process and connect-time accounting available. As such, it's possible to merge accounting records in a heterogeneous environment for billing or monitoring purposes. In this tutorial, examine the various AIX(R) accounting types, how to enable them, how to generate reports, and how to customize the reporting information to be used for system monitoring and usage charging.
|27 Feb 2007|
|UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 4: Some nifty shell tricks
When writing a shell program, you often come across some special situation that you'd like to handle automatically. This tutorial includes examples of such situations from small Bourne shell scripts. These situations include base conversion from one string to another (decimal to hex, hex to decimal, decimal to octal, and so on), reading the keyboard while in a piped loop, subshell execution, inline input, executing a command once for each file in a directory, and multiple ways to construct a continuous loop. Part 4 of this series wraps up with a collection of shell one-liners that perform useful functions.
|20 Feb 2007|
|LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 109: Shells, scripting, programming, and compiling
In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this fifth in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to the Bash shell, and scripts and programming in the Bash shell. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to customize your shell environment, use shell programming structures to create functions and scripts, set and unset environment variables, and use the various login scripts.
|30 Jan 2007|
|UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 2: The vi text editor
The vi text editor might seem counterintuitive to new users but, make no mistake, there is a good reason this 30-year old tool is still widely used by many of the best developers in the world. The vi text editor separates operations into insert mode and command mode, which gives you ultrafast access to key commands that can edit, insert, and move text in on-the-fly, user-defined segments.
|07 Nov 2006|
|UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 1: File maintenance tools
Systems administrators can use a number of programs to maintain files in a UNIX(R) system from the command line. In this tutorial, you'll experiment with commands, such as cd, cp, and tar, to navigate a UNIX file system from the command line and work with files and directories. The cd command changes directories, cp duplicates files or directories, and tar quickly groups files into an archive. You'll also learn how to deal with file permissions and perform simple input/output.
|26 Sep 2006|
|Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals
Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data, and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).
|19 Sep 2006|
|Write text parsers with yacc and lex
Examine the processes behind building a parser using the lex/flex and yacc/bison tools, first to build a simple calculator and then delve into how you can adopt the same principles for text parsing. Parsing text -- that is, understanding and extracting the key parts of the text -- is an important part of many applications. Within UNIX(R), many elements of the operating system rely on parsing text, from the shell you use to interact with the system, through to common tools and commands like awk or Perl, right through to the C compiler you use to build software and applications.
|31 May 2006|
|Working in the Bash shell
Get an introduction to the Bash shell, which you can use on nearly any UNIX(R)-based operating system. Bash is a mature, powerful, yet easy-to-use shell that is freely available. This tutorial provides a brief history of Bash, which indicates how the Bash shell is different than some of the other popular UNIX shells, and also provides an overview of the major features available within Bash. Next, you'll learn more about the UNIX file system, how to work with both directories and files, and several methods for customizing the appearance and behavior of Bash. Finally, the tutorial concludes with a discussion of the job control functionality of Bash.
|30 May 2006|
|UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 3: Introducing filters and regular expressions
Discover the power of UNIX(R) filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities. You'll also find out more about the stream editor, sed, as well as examine the awk pattern scanning language through examples and explanations.
|12 May 2006|
|Client/server programming using the Transport Driver Interface (TDI)
Examine implementation details for programming a client/server application at a kernel level using the Windows(R) Transport Driver Interface (TDI). In this tutorial, you'll get an introduction to the commonly used TDIs, get step-by-step instructions in writing a TDI user datagram protocol (UDP) application, and learn how to port TDI UDP Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4) modules to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6).
|15 Feb 2006|
|AIX linking 101
Are you writing or porting applications to AIX? Get a quick introduction to the most commonly used features of the linker and loader, plus practical tips and techniques. This short tutorial from AIX expert Gary Hook focuses primarily on the library search path.
|03 Apr 2002|
|Using Samba as a PDC
Open-source Samba turns a UNIX or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. Tom Syroid dishes up a juicy tutorial that shows you how to configure Samba as the primary domain controller on an xSeries server.
|03 Apr 2002|
|Clustering: A basic 101 tutorial
Confused by clusters? We're not talking grapes. Here's a sweet tutorial -- now updated -- on clustering, high availability, redundancy, and replication. Not to mention failover, load balancing, CSM, and resource sharing. We've included information on the latest clustering solutions from IBM. Enjoy!
|03 Apr 2002|
|Securing AIX Network Services
Better understand the network services in AIX and the impact each one has on system security. Administrators responsible for RS/6000s connected in some way to a public network can use the information in this tutorial to achieve the necessary balance between functionality and security.
|24 Dec 2001|
|Deploying OpenSSH on AIX
This tutorial is designed for administrators of IBM RS/6000 systems who wish to improve the security and integrity of their servers running AIX by replacing standard insecure network services with those provided by the OpenSSH implementation of the Secure Shell protocol.
|01 Jun 2001|