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Old 08-26-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Some Useful AIX Commands for Administrator and User


Hi,


I am new to AIX. Actually, I have been moved to a different project wherein I have to work on AIX server.

I searched online for some beginner's guide but didn't find any useful start-up guide.

Could you please explain some frequently used commands from the point of administration of AIX?

I found that top command is not there. We use topas on AIX. I have also seen screen command.

Please suggest some AIX commands to get familiar with AIX.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:31 AM   #2
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Hi,

you'll find some basic commands work similarly to linux.

For starters, you might want to look here

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ai...utta_cmds.html

For a complete reference, visit AIX information center

http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pser...focenter/base/

Last but not least, there is smitty. This innocently looking command is one of the most powerful tools in AIX. It allows you to enter a menu from which you can access most of the features and commands in AIX in a very user friendly way. Great for beginners to learn the commands as well as for advanced users not capable remembering 20 commandline options certain commands require .

IBM is famous for its documentation, called the redbooks. They cover enormous area of expertise, you will find them here

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

Good luck with AIX. It's a nice system. Sometimes pretty stubborn, but also pretty solid.
 
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Hello,

This link is to an AIX QuickSheet. I always keep it close when working on AIX.

AIX QuickSheet version 2.0

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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Hello,

This link is to an AIX QuickSheet. I always keep it close when working on AIX.

AIX QuickSheet version 2.0

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Eric

Hi Eric!


Thanks for the QuickSheet. It is a good reference document and is very handy. I will go through it for a quick understanding of the commands found in AIX.

Thanks again!
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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Hello,

You're welcome. I'm sure it'll be useful on various occasions. Command lines in AIX tend to be pretty long and hard to remember.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Hi,

you'll find some basic commands work similarly to linux.

For starters, you might want to look here

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ai...utta_cmds.html

For a complete reference, visit AIX information center

http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pser...focenter/base/

Last but not least, there is smitty. This innocently looking command is one of the most powerful tools in AIX. It allows you to enter a menu from which you can access most of the features and commands in AIX in a very user friendly way. Great for beginners to learn the commands as well as for advanced users not capable remembering 20 commandline options certain commands require .

IBM is famous for its documentation, called the redbooks. They cover enormous area of expertise, you will find them here

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

Good luck with AIX. It's a nice system. Sometimes pretty stubborn, but also pretty solid.


Thanks for the links and also for introducing the qualities of AIX.
 
  


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