AIXbytes - digestible AIX tips (Feature code = Cust Card ID Number)
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Some colleagues who value truthfulness more than kindness have suggested that I tend to speak with -verbose permanently enabled. Well, in honour of them I'm going to start a new Twitter tag:
It's a way of sharing short tips about AIX without having to read Mr. Verbose Down Under's *brief* explanations.
#AIXbytes is for AIX commands, options, links, tips, tricks and snippets which are
In other words, bite-sized AIX or #AIXbytes.
Note: the tag is #AIXbytes with a y. Y? Just 'coz. And I hope many people use the new tag. It will also ensure you don't end up in AIX-en-provence.
And, in good Twitter fashion, I'm going to break my rule with the very first #AIXbytes tweet and make it a blog post:
Can't find the Feature Code on lscfg? Try Customer Code ID Number
When you're searching for adapter firmware from the IBM Support site, you have the option of searching for firmware by Feature Code. So how do you find the Feature Code? On some devices, it's in the output of lscfg -vl. The Feature Code (F/C) is the Customer Card ID Number (CCIN). You can see this on the System Plan, but here's the command line output from lscfg.
First the Feature Code for a Fibre Channel adapter:
And here's what it looks like on a SAS RAID adapter:
So, for the benefit of my non-verbose colleagues:
CCIN = F/CAnd that's something to tweet about.
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