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Old 11-20-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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Commonly AIX System Admin Tasks

Hi guys,

just wondering anybody got a list of commonly AIX Sys Admin tasks or commands that you use to do maintenance on the system?
Or if you put them in a script and scheduled on crontab.
What are these tasks or commands that you used?

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-20-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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This very much depends on what it is that you are trying to accomplish. There are hundreds of commands that can be used to maintain an AIX machine. If you are more of a GUI person, there is SMIT:

# smitty
This will launch a curses interface that will allow you to do just about anything you want. Some things can only be done through SMIT, unless you have a penchant for 100+ character commands. Once you get familiar with certain tasks, you can append keywords, known as "fastpaths" to that command to jump right to the task:

 # smitty nim
Hardware maintainence and troubleshooting can be done with diag:

 # diag

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Old 12-07-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
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And, for what it is worth, you can always get smitty (or smit) to show you the command it will run to accomplish your chosen task. It can be a nice way to "see" the commandline in action.



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