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SVMON - Advanced basics - part 1
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SVMON - Advanced basics

Part 1

SVMON is the standard program for analyzing memory usage on AIX. SVMON - "The basics" - is what is covered in a AIX performance class (you see the arguments -G and -P and maybe a few more) but very little of the -O (options) that can be applied to get customized output.

In this "part 1" I will show how to get output similiar to commands taught/shown in a performance class - but customised so that units are in KB|MB|GB rather than in page/frame counts.

The -O option that modifies the output into so-called human-readable units is: -O unit=auto although I prefer being more specific to MB and use -O unit=MB
Distraction, Inspiration and Aspiration: Autotools and AIX
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Distraction: how does that become Inspiration?
Inspiration: when does that become Aspiring?.

Aspiration: My vision for GNU Autotools and AIX.
nim_reset script
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  • Here is a little script I finally thought of for myself! This will save me from going into smit all the time because I keep forgetting how to deallocate all resources from the command line.
  • Now I may forget! :)
python 2.7.10 and pip - almost cloud-init
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  • I almost have cloud-init running on AIX - without a long long list of RPM requirements!
  • The first milestone was to get a version of python working.
  • If you have AIX 6.1 or AIX 7.1 and openssl.base- or later installed you have the key requirements already.

POWER8 - Firmware Updates
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After a lot of browsing I finally came up with the links for much of the POWER8 firmware history and updates.

When in doubt about whether the latest updates are listed - check the history file!

I hope this helps with tracking POWER firmware!

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