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Status Submitted
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2023

Configuration rules for AIX (like those for VIOS)

Would it be possible to make the very useful configuration rules function that is avaliable in VIOS avalaible in AIX?

This would be very useful for setting customised defaults for different devices within AIX without altering the predefined ODM. While is is possible to alter the predefined ODM values, when AIX has TLs or SPs installed, this has been found to change these values back to the IBM defaults.

In many environments that I've worked in standardised default tuning values (non-IBM) have been used to optimise the AIX instances within the environment. This has either been done by changing device attributes after configuration or by customising predefined attributes. Neither is optimal. Customising after configuration of a device is prone to human error, leading to performance issues. Customising predefined attributes can be reset to "factory default" on application of patches leading to issues once TL/SP is applied and a reboot performed.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 21, 2023

    The AIX chdef cmd provides customization of default ODM settings, perhaps is that what you are looking for.