[SunRescue] WTB RS/6000
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Mar 15 09:46:15 CST 2001
Another thought though is the IBM (SEVERE)
restrictions on the O/S, patches, enhancements,
etc. Great boxes, love the O/S, but can't afford
to run one at home. (Unless you have a real
I know it can be gotten around, just harder
than with SUN.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Loch" <kloch at opnsys.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] WTB RS/6000
> I use AIX extensively at work, along with Solaris,
> FreeBSD, NetBSD etc. AIX is a very fast and
> stable OS. Uptimes > 1 year are not uncommon.
> Porting apps is a real pain. Ypu will learn
> to love the compiled software archives
> at www.bull.de.
> The virtual volume manager
> is a bit obtuse compared with Solaris, but
> does offer some nice features. The JFS filesystem
> is very nice and allows you to expand the filesystem
> sizes while they are still in use! Apparently
> no one at IBM though of the need to shrink filesystems
> but I believe there are third pary apps for that.
> You will learn to use the smit app for most admin
> functions. It's really not that bad and only
> gives you slight "voodoo" vibes once you realize
> what it's doing.
> Like Solaris, you should prune down the stuff set to startup
> on default. AIX is even worse in this department than
> mike dombrowski wrote:
> > somewhat sun related note, how is AIX? How does it compare to Solaris's
> > way of doing things? Which is more stable/faster? How do used RS6ks
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