outage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Vacation - great idea.

Got a conference and meet people - Great idea.

Three disks die in the heat of the basement - lousy thing to come home to.

Up again, and getting things back to normal.

Using CIS Controls with AIX PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

As an author of the AIX benchmark for CIS Security I have been reorginizing the benchmark - not to be a reflection of the command aixpert which is likely only understandable by AIX/UNIX/Linux administrators to one that follows the organization of the CIS Controls themselves.

There are a lot of organizations that are still committed to CIS Controls Version 7.1. However, earlier this year (2021) the newest version of CIS Controls Version 8 was released. With this new release the control numbers have changed greatly. Historically, CIS ised the order of the Controls as a means to focus cybersecurity activites performed by an organization - with the first 6 controls labeled "cyber hygiene". In version 7 CIS started a new method of guidance (while leaving the order of chapters largely intact). The new guidance was called Implementation Groups (IGs). FYI: In version 7.1 the Controls were still grouped by chapter order in three categories: Basic, Foundational, and Organizational.

Where is AIX Product Info? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Actually, what I wanted to find was the latest version of "AIX: Strength to Strength", but sadly, I cannot find that document. If you know where it is - be great and tweet it to me! @rootvgnet

Sadly, I also needed a lot of clicksto find something like an "AIX product homepage".

So, to save you the same problems - the current link is here!

(p.s., also tweet if it breaks, as I am nearly certain it will!)

IBM LC Series RAID Card Configuration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozan Uzun   
I installed a couple of 82xLC machines, which have on board sata/sas cards.
I see that the raid card configuration is not well documented.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 July 2018 )
Moving On PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Today is an important day for my OSS portal AIXTOOLS because I am goig to start packaging some packages based on AIX 6.1 TL7 (SP6) - rather than "always" at level AIX 5.3 TL7.

The packages that will start everything off will be security related packages (such as sudo - so I can add RBAC features (pst: a test version of sudo-rbac here ),  python (to add, among other things libuuid support), and other networkbased tools.

As of this moment - nothing is switched yet - but most new things will be built on my new development partition - x066 - running, again AIX 6.1 TL7.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 April 2018 )
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