You do appear to be on the VIO server. Try looking at the output of help to find what commands they have provided. You can become the root user, but I presume that it is very easy to do bad things to multiple OSs that you would use for your business applications, hence why IBM shield you from it on a VIO server.
When you say you have AIX 5.3, I presume you mean that the business applications are running on that.
If this really is your business application and we're just getting confused by the prompt, can you show us the output from lslv -l hd2 and lslv -m hd2
I'm still concerned that your business application might be running on the VIOS. It kind of can, but it's really not designed for it. Do you not have virtual guests for you business application? Are you sure you have the right /usr that needs to be extended? On a VIOS, ordinarily there would never be a need to extend it.
If you business application really is running on the VIOS, then an upgrade to the VIOS might destroy it. The VIOS only care about making sure the VIOS is working properly and sharing devices to the guests where the real business applications should run.
If available, you can refer to the Base Document Library
for general assistance.
Some basic Commands are:
man -k keyword - lists commands relevant to a keyword
man command - prints out the manual pages for a command
cat - concatenates files (and just prints them out)
vi - text editor
ls - lists contents of directory
mail - sends and receives mail
passwd - changes login password
sccshelp - views information on the Source Code Control System
smit - system management interface tool
tset - sets terminal modes
who - who is on the system
write - writes to another user
To find programs about mail, use the command: man -k mail
and print out the man command documentation via: man mail
You can log out of the system by typing: exit
vios:/home/padmin$ lsvg -p rootvg
0516-304 : Unable to find device id 0002ef4df616f969 in the Device
PV ID PV STATE TOTAL PPs FREE PPs FREE DISTRIBUTION
0002ef4df616f969 removed 546 538 110..101..109..109..109
hdisk0 active 546 454 109..89..38..109..109
hdisk3 active 546 469 109..104..38..109..109
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I have mentioned AIX 5.3 because its the information I got from this host using oslevel command.
I see lsvg -p rootvg command also list the device 0002ef4df616f969 as removed.
To become root , I used the command oem_setup_env
Last edited by Scott; 08-05-2017 at 10:58 AM..
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So, yes, this is the VIO server, not where the business applications run, so that is good to know. Can I presume that there are a pair of VIO servers in play here so that the disk for the guests can have two paths to each disk, or at least each guest would have two allocations of disk that it can mirror?
Can you tell us more about this server configuration? I'm a little concerned that you might have an exposure to hardware failure.
I would, however, worry that you might be trying to grow the wrong filesystem What makes you think that the VIO server needs to have /usr increased? Surely this is more likely for the guest that you have your business application running in. Is there something filling /usr and if so, which one? (VIOS or the business application LPAR) If it's the business application guest, then leave /usr for the VIO server alone. It's not really yours.