AIX Tip of the Week

Determining the Size of AIX Memory

Audience: Systems Administrators

Date: February 16, 2001

This week's tip provides two useful commands for determining the size of AIX memory.

For non root users, use the command:

lsattr -El sys0 | grep realmem

A simpler command for root users is:

bootinfo -r

To determine what is occupying memory, use the svmon command. Only root can run the svmon command. For more information, see either About IBM Help Search Feedback

Bruce Spencer,

February 16, 2001