Getting AIX Runtime Expert profile values

Use the artexget command to find information about a profile.

Using a profile, you can display the values from the profile or from the system in different formats (XML, CSV, or text) with different filters, such as parameters that need a reboot to take effect and parameters that need some services to be stopped and restarted.

Getting values from the system is useful in the following situations:
To take a snapshot of a system
When a system is configured correctly, you can save the configuration of the system by taking a snapshot. You can use this snapshot at a later date, if any of the parameters are changed and you do not remember which parameters were changed. The snapshot profile can be used to bring the system back to the desired configuration.
To clone the configuration of a system for use on other systems
After a system is configured and tuned in an environment, you can extract the system settings into an AIX® Runtime Expert profile and apply the profile on other systems.
To debug a problem
When a problem is found on a production system, you can use a profile to set up the same system settings on a test system and than debug the problems on the test system.
To get information about a profile, complete the following steps:
  1. Go to the directory where the profile you want to get information about is located.
  2. To get information about the profile run the following command:
    artexget name_of_profile.xml
    Limitation: When a system has many users defined, the AIX Runtime Expert commands artexget, artexset, and artexdiff applied to profiles such as, chuserProfile.xml, coreProfile.xml, or all.xml profiles, requires more time to complete than usual.