Future of this blog – AIX articles

As you might have noticed I have not written that many articles of the last year. Reason is after 7 great years I left the AIX division of my company and moved forward, therefore not that much AIX stuff will be added to this blog in the future. 


Expect to have new articles regarding SAP Installations and Monitoring SAP with Nagios. 

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[QNAP] TwonkeyMedia Sony BD Player

To enable MKV on newly Twonky Releases with a Sony BD Player (or any other cartiva enabled device, you need to modify the .xml file

Sony_Blu-Ray_Player.xml in your twonkeyserver/devicedb folder.

Check that the feature of “additional picture size” is removed – final config should look like


Have fun 🙂

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[QNAP] No-IP Update

Appareantly the No-ip update service does not work properly.

therefore I did some changes to the scripts:

added line 66
/sbin/daemon_mgr noip2 stop /usr/sbin/noip2 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null

uncomment lines:

#SEVER_TYPE=`grep “Server Type” ${DDNS_TMP_FILE} | /bin/tr -cs ‘[0-9\.]’ ’12’`
#if [ ${SEVER_TYPE} = 5 ]; then
# /bin/echo “no-ip don’t need use this functin”
# exit 0

seems to work now 🙂

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[Ganglia] Installation demistified

Find within this entry a ganglia setup I just created today after reading lots of different webpages.

The goal is to have 1 gmetad installation with only gmond serving the data.

Installation and design is for IBM Powersystems, but should be adapted to any other platform.

Continue reading

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Quite interesting read

This article is about “stuff you know” , “stuff you think you should know” and “stuff you dont know you dont know”.
It is personally about people realising to stop pushing them to know everything and ALL of their heads and get a bit more relaxed.


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[HMC] HMC and IBM blades

Today I installed HMC V7.7.6 SP1 and tried to connect IBM Blade p701 to it.

With given information that was an easy job (once you have all network config done), you just need to remember some stuff:

  • FSP within Blade is a SPOF, even with 2 FSPs within a dual-frame blade, only 1 FSP will be connected to the HMC
  • FSP needs to be routed through the AMM Module to the HMC.
  • Blade needs to be on latest FW (p70x 01AA730 _094 / jsXX 01EA350_132)
  • A blade already configured will loose its complete configuration (IVM config) and needs to be rebuild “from scratch”

Guide on how to do the connection from IBM:


Also ASMI config for IBM blades:


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[AIX] Change FC settings without taking the system offline

If you need to change FC attributes try this little ‘one-liner’

for i in `lspv | awk '{print $1}'`; do chpath -l $i -s disable -p fscsi0;done
rmdev -l fcs0 -R
chdev -l fcs0 -a num_cmd_elems=2048 
chdev –l fcs0 –a max_xfer_size=0x200000 -P
for i in `lspv | awk '{print $1}'`; do chpath -l $i -s disable -p fscsi1;done
rmdev -l fcs1 -R
chdev -l fcs1 -a num_cmd_elems=2048 –a max_xfer_size=0x200000
chdev –l fcs1 –a max_xfer_size=0x200000 -P
for i in $(lspv | awk '{print $1}'); do;chdev -l $i -a max_transfer=0x100000 –P;done
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