AIX Commands

bootlist -m normal <dev1> <dev2> Alters the list of boot devices (or the ordering of these devices in the list available to the system)
bosboot -a

-ad /dev/rnt<x>

-b <loc of bootimage>

Create a boot image on the default boot device

Create a boot image at location and send to tape

cfgmgr Configures devices by running the programs in /etc/methods directory.
chcons Redirects the system console to device or file, effective next startup
chdev -l <device> -a<params> Changes a device’s characteristics.
chdisp Changes the display used by the low-function terminal (LFT subsystem.
chfont Changes the default font selected at boot time.
chfs -a size=+<blocks> /<FS> Changes attributes of a file system. This one will increase the Filesystem .
chgroup Users=x,y,z <grp name> Changes attributes for groups.
chlv -n <nlvname> <olvname> Rename logical volume from olvname to nlvname
chps -s<no. pps> <ps name> Changes attributes of a paging space.
chpv Changes the characteristics of a physical volume in a volume group.
chque -q<q name> -a’host = x’ Changes the queue name.
chssys Changes a subsystem definition in the subsystem object class.
chtcb Changes or queries the trusted computing base attribute of a file.
chtz. Changes the system time zone information
chuser rlogin=true <username> Changes attributes for the specified user.
chvfs Changes entries in the /etc/vfs file.
chvg Sets the characteristics of a volume group.
crfs -v <fstype> (jfs)

-d <lvname>

-m <mount point>


Create a Filesystem on a pre-defined logical volume( which will automount at boot!)
crfs -v <fstype> (jfs)

-g <vgname>

-a size=’<no blocks>’

-m <mount point>


Create a Filesystem and its logical volume (uses default lvname)
crvfs Creates entries in the /etc/vfs file.
exportvg None Export a volume group
grpck -n ALL Verifies the correctness of a group definition.
hvirprt Changes the attribute values of a virtual printer.
importvg -y <vgname>

<hdisk x>

Import a Volume Group onto hdisk x
lpstat List print queues
lsallq Lists the names of all configured queues.
lsallqdev Lists all configured printer and plotter queue device names within a specified queue.
lsattr -El <devname> List detailed configuration for a device
lscfg List all configured devices
-v List in detail
-l scsi* List all scsi IO devices
lsdev -Cc tape List configured tape devices
-Cc disk List configured disks on devices
-C -s scsi -H List all defined scsi devices
lsdisp Lists the displays currently available on the system.
lsfont Lists the fonts available for use by the display.
lsfs -l List all filesystems in /etc/filesystems quering the LVM descriptor area and superblocks
lsfs Displays the characteristics of file systems.
lsgroup ALL Displays the attributes of groups.(checks NIS aswell!)
lsitab -a Lists the records in the /etc/inittab file.
lskbd Lists the keyboard maps currently available to the low-function terminal (LFT subsystem.
lslicense Displays the number of fixed licenses and the status of floating licensing.
lslpp -l List all installed software
lslv <lvname> List configuration details of a given Logical Volume
-l <lvname> List further configuration details of a given disk
lsprtsv -ch Shows print service information stored in the database.
lsps -a List pagaing space
lspv None List configured disks
<hdisk> List configuration details of a given disk
-l <hdisk> List Logical Volumes/Filesystems on a given disk
lsque Displays the queue stanza name.
lsquedev Displays the device stanza name.
lssrc -a List all subsystems
lsuser Displays attributes of user accounts.
lsvfs Lists entries in the /etc/vfs file.
lsvg None List configured Volume groups
<vgname> List configuration details of a given Volume group
-l <vgname> List Logical Volumes/Filesystems on a given Volume Group
mkcatdefs Preprocesses a message source file.
mkdev Adds a device to the system.
mkfont Adds the font code associated with a display to the system.
mkfontdir Creates a fonts.dir file from a directory of font files.
mkgroup Creates a new group.
mkitab Makes records in the /etc/inittab file.
mklv -y <lvname>


<no of pps>

Create a Logical Volume
mklv Creates a logical volume.
mklvcopy Adds copies to a logical volume.
mknamsv Configures TCP/IP-based name service on a host for a client.
mknotify Adds a notify method definition to the notify object class.
mkprtsv Configures TCP/IP-based print service on a host.
mkps Add an additional paging space to the system.
mkque Adds a printer queue to the system.
mkquedev Adds a printer queue device to the system.
mkserver Adds a subserver definition to the subserver object class.
mkssys Adds a subsystem definition to the subsystem object class.
mksysb. Backs up mounted file systems in the rootvg volume group for subsequent reinstallation
mkszfile. Records size of mounted file systems in the rootvg volume group for reinstallation
mktcpip Sets the required values for starting TCP/IP on a host.
mkuser Creates a new user account.
mkuser.sys Customizes a new user account.
Mkvg -y <vgname>

-s <ppsize>

<hdisk x>

Create a Volume Group on hdisk x
mkvg Creates a volume group.
mkvirprt Makes a virtual printer.
odmadd Adds objects to created object classes.
odmchange Changes the contents of a selected object in the specified object class.
odmcreate Produces the .c (source and .h (include files necessary for ODM application development and creates empty objectclasses.
odmdelete Deletes selected objects from a specified object class.
odmdrop Removes an object class.
odmget Retrieves objects from the specified object classes and places them into an odmadd input file.
odmshow Displays an object class definition on the screen.
pwdck Verifies the correctness of local authentication information.
redefinevg Redefines the set of physical volumes of the given volume group in the device configuration database.
reducevg Removes physical volumes from a volume group. When all physical volumes are removed from the volume group, the volume group is deleted.
reorgvg Reorganizes the physical partition allocation for a volume group.
restbase Restores customized information from the boot image.
rmdel Removes a delta from a Source Code Control System (SCCS file.
rmdev Removes a device from the system.
rmf Removes folders and the messages they contain.
rmfs Removes a file system.
rmgroup Removes a group.
rmitab Removes records in the /etc/inittab file.
rmlv Removes logical volumes from a volume group.
rmlvcopy Removes copies from a logical volume.
rmm Removes messages.
rmnamsv Unconfigures TCP/IP-based name service on a host.
rmnotify Removes a notify method definition from the notify object class.
rmprtsv Unconfigures a print service on a client or server machine.
rmps Removes a paging space from the system.
rmque Removes a printer queue from the system.
rmquedev Removes a printer or plotter queue device from the system.
rmserver Removes a subserver definition from the subserver object class.
rmssys Removes a subsystem definition from the subsystem object class.
rmuser Removes a user account.
rmvfs Removes entries in the /etc/vfs file.
rmvirprt Removes a virtual printer.
runcat Pipes the output data from the mkcatdefs command to the gencat command.
savebase Saves base customized device data in the ODM onto the boot device.
startsrc -s <subsystem> Start a subsystem
stopsrc -s <subsystem> Stop a subsystem
syncvg Synchronizes logical volume copies that are not current.
usrck Verifies the correctness of a user definition.
varyoffvg <vgname> Takes a Volume Group offline
varyoffvg Deactivates a volume group.
varyonvg <vgname> Puts a Volume Group online
varyonvg Activates a volume group.

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