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Additional documents of interest

  • Successful Business Continuity - Part 1 - Users and Groups
    This article was published in the April 2005 issue of AIX Update magazine and discusses system administration needs and requirements oriented around users and groups. The overall emphasis of this series of articles is for implementation of enterprise wide unique identifiers for a variety of parameters, such as user names, group names, UID and GID numbers.
  • Successful Business Continuity - Part 2 - Machine and Host Names
    This article was published in the May 2005 issue of AIX Update magazine and discusses naming structures for machines, systems, adapters, and aliases. The overall emphasis of this series of articles is for implementation of enterprise wide unique identifiers for a variety of parameters.
  • Successful Business Continuity - Part 3 - Volume Names
    This article was published in the December 2005 issue of AIX Update magazine and discusses naming structures for volume groups, logical volumes, log logical volumes, directory mount points, etc. The overall emphasis of this series of articles is for implementation of enterprise wide unique identifiers for a variety of parameters.
  • Successful Business Continuity - Part 4 - MQ Series, Startup/Shutdown Scripts, Error Processing
    This article was published in the April 2006 issue of AIX Update magazine and discusses how to implement AIX in an environment dedicated to business continuity. The topic of this article is the assignment of MQ Series queue names and aliases, resource group startup and shutdown script names (Application startup/shutdown script names), error logging, and error notification.
  • Successful Business Continuity - Part 5 - Miscellaneous topics
    This article was published in the August 2006 issue of AIX Update magazine and discusses how to implement AIX in an environment dedicated to business continuity. A variety of topics is discussed in this article including automated documentation generation and management.
  • Automated Microcode Management System
    One of the most difficult administration tasks in an AIX environment is attempting to keep the firmware and microcode up-to-date. Mt Xia has devised an automated method of gathering the Microcode information, determining which microcode needs to be updated, generating reports, and uploading the required microcode updates to each individual system.
  • Calculating the size of a Virtual Processor
    This document describes the algorithms used to calculate the size of a virtual processor when using shared processors in an LPAR. The IBM documentation describes how to calculate CPU utilization, NOT how to size for configuration, this document clarifies this process. A description of the HMC input fields for the processor tab is included.
  • Basics of Partition Load Manager Setup
    This presentation was provided by Ron Barker from IBM regarding the PLM Basic setup.
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  • File System Mount Point Directory Name Standards

    This document describes the standards for assigning AIX filesystem mount point (MtPt) directory names. A single standard has been developed for use in standalone, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery environments. This filesystem mount point directory naming standard provides the mechanism to assign enterprise wide unique names to all AIX filesystem mount point directory's and will eliminate naming conflicts in the event of a manual or automated failover, or if multiple instances of an application are running on a single server.

    To assign enterprise wide unique LV names, the system administrator must first define the Resource Groups, Volume Groups, and Logical Volumes. Once these have been defined, the filesystem mount point directory names can be assigned. Typically a filesystem mount point is required for each logical volume, therefore the mount point can usually be based on the logical volume name, or at a minimum the resource group name.


    To define a filesystem mount point directory name, obtain the 8 character resource group name, then depending upon the applications filesystem requirements, use the RG name as the mount point, or add sub-directories to make it enterprise wide unique.

    The filesystem mount point directory name shall consist of at least 8 characters, but may be of a variable length:

    / + ApplicationCode + Environment + Function + Company + Sequence ID + ( LV Sequence ID or Directory Structure )
             3 char     +    1 char   +  1 char  +  2 char +   1 char    +      4 or more char
    

    As an example, a resource group named "egaapmx0", may have multiple file systems associated with it:

    RG Name
    Component
    Optional
    Logical Volume
    Sequence ID
    Optional
    Sub-Directories
    Filesystem Mount Point
    egaapmx0   db2_08_01/bin /egaapmx0/db2_08_01/bin
    egaapmx0   db2_08_01/data /egaapmx0/db2_08_01/data
    egaapmx1 mq01   /egaapmx1mq01
    egaapmx1 mq02   /egaapmx1mq02
    egaapmx1 mq03   /egaapmx1mq03

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