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How to Configure iSCSI on AIX Using the iSCSI Software Initiator 
In this tip I’ll share one method of configuring iSCSI on AIX. We will use the AIX iSCSI software initiator, a virtual Ethernet adapter, a Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) and a NetApp storage device. 
Configuring Tape Devices on AIX with NPIV and VIOS 
This quick tip provides some insight into what to expect when configuring tape drives on AIX with Virtual Fibre Channel adapters, the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS), and NPIV.
How to Allow Shared Processor Pool Performance Data Collection with lparstat 
When using multiple LPARs on a single Power System, it can be important to understand the overall utilization of processing capability, across all LPARs in the shared processor pool. Utilization data can be viewed from the LPARs using the lparstat command. However, for this to work, the LPAR properties must be configured appropriately.

Tip: Rebooting with LVM Mirroring and Two VIO Servers 
If you are planning on configuring your LPARs with dual virtual I/O servers connected to SCSI storage using LVM mirroring, then you may find this tip interesting.
AIX User-Related Commands

Download AIX User-Related Commands (Infographic) today! This quick guide highlights differences between user administration commands on AIX and other UNIX-derived operating systems.

POWER IT Pro Blogs
Working without Windows
Mar 24, 2014

Working in a World Without Windows  

For a long time there have been few options when it comes to the desktop. But tablets, smartphones, and web-based services/applications have made people think twice about their reliance on Windows. Erwin Earley recently moved to a Linux-based desktop; in this blog, he shares his thoughts (both good and bad) on the experience....More
Mar 10, 2014

Indian exchange shows scale of IBM's cloud ambition  

Anyone seeking evidence of IBM's accelerating commitment to cloud-based business offerings need look no further than a massive project it launched in India last week....More
Mar 10, 2014

Halcyon tour highlights strength of Infor M3  

British systems management specialist Halcyon Software is setting off on a tour of M3 user group events this month that will take in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway....More
eBooks & Training
Dec 3, 2012

AIX Security

IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More

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