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July 25, 2017

I've previously mentioned my fondness for reading technical documentation. Another great resource along those tech doc lines is the AIX updates IBM provides. For instance, here's what's new for AIX 7.2, and here's the update for AIX 7.1.

Both of these pages provide links to documentation and information that has been changed, broken down by month.

For example, on the AIX 7.1 page, you'll find:

June 2017
The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.1 documentation:
  • Added information about the Fibre Channel Adapter Outstanding-Requests.
  • Limit tunable parameter in the Disk and disk adapter tunable parameters topic.
  • Added information about statistics monitoring in the Monitoring cache statistics topic.
  • Added information about the lsmpio command in the MPIO-capable device management topic.
  • Added description about the pr_sysset array in the /proc File topic.
  • Updated information about new installation images in the Installing optional software and service updates using SMIT topic.
  • Updated information PSz, APP and other metrics in the topas command.
  • Updated information about new installation images in the install_all_updates command.
  • Updated information about the -w flag in the chlv command and the mklv command.
  • Updated information about the -cio option in the mount command.
  • Updated information about the icmptimestamp flag in the no command.
  • Updated information about the -L flag in the lslpp command.
  • Updated information about the pinned pages statistics for the -v option in the vmstat command.
April 2017
The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.1 documentation:
  • Added an example for the sleep, nsleep or usleep subroutine.
  • Updated information about the application servers and the database servers in the nimadm command.
  • Updated information about the flags in the ld command.
  • Updated information about the /tmp directory files in the Migrating AIX topic.
  • Updated information about removing an adapter from EtherChannel in the Making changes to an EtherChannel using Dynamic Adapter Membership topic.

Here's a glimpse at the AIX 7.2 page:

June 2017
The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.2 documentation:
  • Added information about the Fibre Channel Adapter Outstanding-Requests.
  • Limit tunable parameter in the Disk and disk adapter tunable parameters topic.
  • Added information about statistics monitoring in the Monitoring cache statistics topic.
  • Added information about the lsmpio command in the MPIO-capable device management topic.
  • Added description about the pr_sysset array in the /proc File topic.
  • Updated information about new installation images in the Installing optional software and service updates using SMIT topic.
  • Updated information PSz, APP and other metrics in the topas command.
  • Updated information about new installation images in the install_all_updates command.
  • Updated information about the -w flag in the chlv command and the mklv command.
  • Updated information about the -cio option in the mount command.
  • Updated information about the icmptimestamp flag in the no command.
  • Updated information about the -L flag in the lslpp command.
  • Updated information about the pinned pages statistics for the -v option in the vmstat command.
April 2017
The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.2 documentation:
  • Added information about vSCSI disk support in the Live Update restrictions topic.
  • Added information about the thin-provisioned Shared Storage Pool (SSP) storage in the Best practices for the Live Update function topic.
  • Added an example for the sleep, nsleep or usleep subroutine.
  • Updated information about the application servers and the database servers in the nimadm command
  • Updated information about the flags in the ld command.
  • Updated information about the /tmp directory files in the Migrating AIX topic.
  • Updated information about removing an adapter from EtherChannel in the Making changes to an EtherChannel using Dynamic Adapter Membership topic.
This information goes back to July 2016.

On the left-hand side of each page you'll find a welcome page, links to the what's new pages, release notes, and an alphabetical listing of the commands that can be found in the documentation. Be sure to check it out.

Posted July 25, 2017 | Permalink

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