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Old 01-31-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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System info. command

Is there any command that will give me a summary of system information, such as # of CPUs and speed, Total Memory, # of HDDs and size?

If not is there one that will at least give me proc. speed? (I know the individual commands for memory and hard drive size)
Old 01-31-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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Use dmesg command

dmesg | less
Then change directory to /proc

cd /proc
ls -l
Here most of the files has system info like cpuinfo file just cat them

Or try shell script

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Old 01-31-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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I was not aware that the 'dmesg' command was available in AIX. I don't think that it is.
Old 01-31-2005, 10:01 AM   #4
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nmon gives a lot of useful info.
You may also want to do it my way :
# bindprocessor -q
The available processors are: 0 1 2 3
# lsattr -E -l mem0
goodsize 512 Amount of usable physical memory in Mbytes False
size 512 Total amount of physical memory in Mbytes False
# lsattr -E -l proc0
frequency 374999808 Processor Speed False
smt_enabled false Processor SMT enabled False
smt_threads 0 Processor SMT threads False
state enable Processor state False
type PowerPC_604e Processor type False
# lspv
hdisk0 00439c5bb7a4ec67 rootvg active
hdisk1 00439c5be10d6265 rootvg active

bindprocessor -q shows all available processor. As you can see I also use lsattr and lpv.
lsvg rootvg shows available space, lsdev -Ccdisk shows disk type.
Old 01-31-2005, 10:40 AM   #5
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Cool, thanks Zorba. I think I'm going to throw these into a script.
Old 02-08-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
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prtconf works well on v5+ ...
Old 02-09-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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dmesg | less
That's funny. Two things wrong with that. 'dmesg' doesn't exist in AIX. Neither does 'less'.

And /proc contains none of the information typically found there on a Linux system. At least, it's not as easy to find.
Old 02-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #8
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Another quick and dirty way to get the processor speed is:


Old 03-16-2005, 01:00 PM   #9
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lsattr -El sys0

displays quite abit of info - you might try it


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