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1 cggibbo commented Permalink

Nice post. Have you thought about using the rendev command as part of this process? e.g.

# rendev -l hdisk2 -n hdisk0

2 John.Wright commented Permalink

Hi Chris,

This is exactly why I've started this blog. I was not aware of that command but can already see how useful it would be.
Thanks for the comment.

3 cggibbo commented Permalink

No problem John. I wrote a short article on using this new command. You might find it interesting!?

4 John.Wright commented Permalink

Great article, Chris. Thanks for the link.

I've just noticed you were the co-author on the NIM bible. An excellent resource that we frequently recommend to customers.
Should you have any suggestions or comments around the blog or the @SimplyAIX twitter feed, please do get in touch.

5 AnthonyEnglish commented Permalink

Great to see this blog, John.

Just one thing in this post. At some point did you slip from the padmin restricted shell to the full-blown AIX using oem_setup_env? And then back again? Might be worth pointing that out if you have.
I try to use the native VIOS commands witihin the restricted shell (logged in as padmin) as much as possible (e.g. cfgdev instead of cfgmgr), and I've written an article on getting to know the VIOS CLI.
To see what the restricted shell is running under the covers, you can use
export CLI_DEBUG=33
and then run your VIOS commands as padmin.
Keep up the interesting and very helpful posts. Great to see!

6 John.Wright commented Permalink

Hi Anthony,

Well spotted. I'll make the amendments later today.
I do tend to drop into oem_setup_env quite a lot. It's not a great habit and one I should wean myself off. The CLI_DEBUG setting should help. Thanks for the tip.
Look out for a couple of more articles this week.
Thanks for the follow on Twitter too. Appreciated.