Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Possible cluster states - AIX

A description of the possible cluster states:

    ST_INIT: cluster configured and down
    ST_JOINING: node joining the cluster
    ST_VOTING: Inter-node decision state for an event
    ST_RP_RUNNING: cluster running recovery program
    ST_BARRIER: clstrmgr waiting at the barrier statement
    ST_CBARRIER: clstrmgr is exiting recovery program
    ST_UNSTABLE: cluster unstable
    NOT_CONFIGURED: HA installed but not configured
    RP_FAILED: event script failed
    ST_STABLE: cluster services are running with managed resources (stable cluster) or cluster services have been "forced" down with resource groups potentially in the UNMANAGED state (HACMP 5.4 only)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

 To clear unsuccessful_login_count for padmin from HMC

viosvrcmd -m "Server-9117-MMA-Abacd--E" -p "vio02e" -c "oem_setup_env
press enter
>chuser unsuccessful_login_count=0 padmin"

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cleaning up a shared memory segment which won't go away with ipcrm

I have seen this happening when we run DB2 on AIX. Sometimes a stopped instance won't release the shared memory segment, not even with ipcrm. Here's what can be done under this situation:

1) Use the new -S option on ipcs to obtain the shared memory segment ID.
# ipcs -mS
m 131075 0x00001a4c --rw------- root system
2) Verify that the svmon command is installed on the system. If not,
install from the AIX installation CDs.
$ lslpp -l

3) Use the svmon command to find all processes attached to the shared
memory segment.
# svmon -S 0x2b85 -l

Vsid Esid Type Description LPage Inuse Pin Pgsp Virtual
2b85 3 work shared memory segment - 656 0 0 656

This shared memory segment has only one process attached.

To remove this shared memory segment, you must first kill the process that is attached to the segment.
# kill 10862
# ipcrm -m 131075

Memory utilisation of processes in AIX

For memory information, we use the command svmon.
svmon shows the total usage of physical and paging memory.

Command to display top ten processes and users
svmon -P -v -t 10 | more

Displaying top CPU_consuming processes:
ps aux | head -1; ps aux | sort -rn +2
Displaying top memory-consuming processes:
ps aux | head -1; ps aux | sort -rn +3 | head

Displaying process in order of priority:
ps -eakl | sort -n +6 | head

Displaying the process in order of time
ps vx | head -1;ps vx | grep -v PID | sort -rn +3

Displaying the process in order of real memory use
ps vx | head -1; ps vx | grep -v PID | sort -rn +6

Displaying the process in order of I/O
ps vx | head -1; ps vx | grep -v PID | sort -rn +4