Profile process

Discusses the process to write a new AIX® Runtime Expert profile.

The following steps are required to be performed when writing a new AIX Runtime Expert profile:

  1. Make a list of the parameters you want in the profile.
  2. Create an <Parameter name=“...”> element for each of the parameters, setting the name attribute to the name used in the catalog file <ParameterDef> element.
  3. Group all parameters defined in a same catalog file inside the same <Catalog id=“...”> element, setting the id attribute to the same id used in the catalog file <Catalog> element.
  4. For each <Parameter> element, do the following:
    1. If the parameter is defined with the reboot=true in the catalog file, add the reboot=true and applyType=nextboot attributes.
    2. If the parameter must be only captured and not set, add the readOnly=true attribute.
    3. If the parameter is defined with a non-empty targetClass attribute in the catalog file, do the following:
      1. If target discovery is desired for this parameter, then define a single <Parameter> element for this parameter and use the special <Target class=“” instance=“” > target for this element.
      2. If specific targets need to be defined for this parameter, then define one <Parameter> element for each target. Under each <Parameter> element, define the appropriate <Target class=“...” instance=“...” /> elements to specify the target completely.
  5. Test the profile by running the artexget –r command.