|IBM PowerKVM on IBM POWER8 (Part 1)
This tutorial takes the reader through the details involved in bringing up an IBM® Power Systems™ server (that is based on IBM POWER8™ processor technology) with Open Power Abstraction Layer (OPAL) and IBM PowerKVM™ stack. This article also covers the upgradation of firmware and various host operating system (OS) installation methods.
|19 Jun 2014|
|Building an STRSQL utility with PowerRuby
This tutorial creates a Rails version of old green screen Start SQL Interactive Session (STRSQL) utility. Most IBM i professionals use STRSQL on IBM i, but if you have not, simply sign on to your IBM i 5250 and enter STRSQL on the command line. Other products duplicate the STRSQL support as a client/server application, but this Rails version stays completely on the IBM i server and use any device with a browser as the interface.
|20 Mar 2014|
|Configuration of Oracle RAC 11g on IBM AIX using IBM GPFS 3.5
This tutorial explains how to configure Oracle RAC using two nodes, and covers the concepts, pre-requisites, hardware and software configuration, and the troubleshooting tips for the errors encountered during configuration. This tutorial covers everything starting from using IBM® General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) and configuring the grid, followed by installing the database, and finally creating the database instance. Considering the demand for this configuration from various customers, this tutorial can be very useful in understanding Oracle RAC and setting up a cluster.
|05 Feb 2014|
|Hardware RAID configuration on the IBM Power platform
This tutorial explains the process to configure the hardware RAID on the IBM® Power® platform.
|07 Nov 2013|
|IBM PowerHA SystemMirror rapid deploy cluster worksheets for IBM
This tutorial outlines the high-level requirements to plan out a cluster configuration with a checklist approach and then proceeds with the deployment instructions through the new cluster command-line interface (CLI). The steps outlined are for illustration purposes and can be easily modified to deploy more-complex configurations. Note that beyond these instructions, there are alternative paths using the smitty sysmirror and IBM Systems Director interface, which are well documented in IBM® Redbooks® and online documentation. The CLI examples shown were primarily tested using the 7.1.2 cluster release and show options and flags that might not have been retrofitted in the earlier version 7 releases.
|23 Oct 2013|
|Installing IBM AIX 7.1 on an Integrated Virtualization Manager LPAR
This tutorial explains to the readers in simple steps (and with an example) how to set up a virtual server within Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), and how to install IBM® AIX® 7.1 onto the virtual server. This allows users to economically use the available resources within their IVM.
|22 Jul 2013|
|IBM SAN switch upgrade method
In storage area network (SAN) environments, we need SAN switches with different hardware and firmware levels. Most of the time, we face requirements for upgrading or downgrading SAN switch firmware. This tutorial explains both the graphical and command-line interface (CLI) methods to perform this task.
|15 Jul 2013|
|Multi-disk management for IBM Systems Director VMControl: Part 2
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. VMControl is a advanced plug-in installed on top of IBM Systems Director to provide the virtualization capabilities. This tutorial talks about the multi-disk management and revision control for capturing virtual appliances using the VMControl Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) and command line interface (CLI).
|14 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|
|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
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
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
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
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 Linux
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|
|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,
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|