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Operating Systems AIX Hobbyist looking for AIX 5.3 licensing advice... Post 303041868 by bminear on Thursday 5th of December 2019 01:12:54 PM
Old 12-05-2019
Hobbyist looking for AIX 5.3 licensing advice...

Hello. I'm a hobbyist who likes to buy old(er) machines on eBay then play around with them (hardware and software). My current project is an IBM RS/6000 43p-150. It came with AIX 5.3 pre-installed, no media or licenses or documentation of any kind. One of the things I like to do is run various benchmark applications, both commercial and stuff I've writing (mainly in C). I installed gcc on the system but I can't do some of the stuff I want because libm.a is not part of gcc, it is part of the commercial OS/SDK from IBM. So I went looking through IBM websites and literature and it appears that I would need to get a license for 5.3, and perhaps I indirectly have one by the fact that I now own an IBM RS/6000 and AIX would have been included with it (but probably not the development kit). So I then attempted to ask IBM about how to get properly licensed so I can download what I need. I was then told AIX 5.3 is no longer supported so even if licensed the software would not be available. So I'm kind of stuck. Anybody have an IBM rep who is friendly, patient and able to help with older equipment/software? This obviously won't be a big "sale" so I think that's why I'm not having a lot of luck getting IBM to engage. Thanks in advance for any pointers!
 

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hpionIBMblade(1)						      OpenHPI							  hpionIBMblade(1)

NAME
hpionIBMblade - An openhpi sample application that shows how two (2) openhpi plugins can be used to display and manage resources of an IBM Blade with Basedboard Management Controller (BMC). SYNOPSIS
hpionIBMblade [ -x ] DESCRIPTION
hpionIBMblade shows how two (2) openhpi plugins can be used to display and manage resources of an IBM Blade with Basedboard Management Controller (BMC). Both the ipmi and snmp_bc plugin have the same IBM Blade target. Resources from both plugins are combined to show a complete view of the IBM Blade. @@ WARNING @@ RESTRICTIONS @@ WARNING @@ RESTRICTIONS @@ WARNING @@ RESTRICTIONS @@ This client application is designed to run **only** inband on an IBM Blade with Basedboard Management Controller (BMC) OPTIONS
-x Display debug messages. SAMPLE CONFIGURATION FILE
handler libipmi { entity_root = "{SYSTEM_CHASSIS,2}" name = "smi" addr = 0 } handler libsnmp_bc { host = "bc.mm.ip.address" version = "3" community = "bc_community" entity_root = "{SYSTEM_CHASSIS,1}" security_name = "myid" passphrase = "mypassword" security_level = "authNoPriv" auth_type = "MD5" } SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
Authors of this man page: Peter D Phan (pdphan@users.sourceforge.net) 2.14.1 2009-11-23 hpionIBMblade(1)

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