AIX Commands Most Commonly used production environments

AIX is IBM propitiatory operating system which only run’s on IBM based hardware’s and Power servers. In this article we are going to discuss about AIX Commands Most commonly used production environments.

Commonly Used Production Environments

  • Find serial Number
  • Version of AIX Operating system
  • Service pack number
  • Disks in Operating system
  • Identify free space
  • Memory information
  • Processors information
  • Paging details

AIX Commands

Displays system configuration information. If you run the prtconf command without any flags, it displays the system model, machine serial, processor type, number of processors, processor clock speed, cpu type, total memory size, network information, file system information, paging space information, and devices information.

root@AIX1 / -> prtconf |grep "System Model"
prtconf to know system model

prtconf to know system model

Oslevel command in AIX

The oslevel command reports the technology level and service pack of the operating system using a subset of all filesets installed on your server. These filesets include the Base Operating System (BOS), base devices, base printers, and X11. Oslevel command also prints information about the technology level and service pack, including which filesets are not at a specified technology level or service pack.

root@AIX / -> oslevel -s
oslevel command output in AIX

oslevel command output in AIX

root@AIX /-> oslevel -sq

Find service packs in your system / server

oslevel -sq command output

oslevel -sq command output

How many Disks / PV (Physical Volumes) do you have .?

Which command let you know about available disks / Physical volumes information in your server / system.

AIX / -> lspv
lspv command output in AIX server

lspv command output in AIX server


Find Free space in VG’s and LV’s

Most of the times when you would like to increase file system size ultimately this command will be handy to check free space.

root@ArkitAIX1 /-> lsvg | lsvg -i | egrep "GROUP|FREE"
lsvg -i command output AIX

lsvg -i command output

RAM / Memory Size verification 

How do you find out memory details from AIX server you can simply use below command to get the require details

root@ArkitAIX1 / -> lsattr -E1 mem0
lsattr -E1 mem0 command output

lsattr -E1 mem0 command output

Processor information from AIX system / server

As i mentioned in the first command itself prtconf command can get more details about system hardware information

root@ArkitAIX1 / -> prtconf | grep -i proc
prtconf |grep -i proc

prtconf |grep -i proc

Paging file information

root@ArkitAIX1 /-> lsps -a

Above is useful to get paging space information

lsps -a

lsps -a

Boot Device Information

Server is booted from which device can be identified using below aix commands

root@ArkitAIX1 / ->bootlist -om normal
bootlist -om normal

bootlist -om normal

Kernel Information using command line interface

Do you know how do you know which kernel type your running on your system / server. Is it Uniprocessor kernel or a Multiprocessor kernel, or 32-bit / 64 bit kernel.

AIX /-> ls -l /unix
ls-l unix identify kernel AIX

ls-l unix

Recent Error Messages using single command in AIX

AIX1# errpt | head
errpt command output

errpt command output

Track your system / server shutdown / reboot times

When the system was last shutdown and/or rebooted? AIX Commands

root@AIX1 /-> last | egrep "reboot|shutdown" | head
last shutdown / rebooted information

last shutdown / rebooted information

What packages are installed.?

lslpp -l | more

AIX Commands Most Commonly used production environments

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