First Edition (October 1997)

Trademarks and Acknowledgements

About This Book

Note to Users

Chapter 1. System Management with AIX

Chapter 2. Starting and Stopping the System
Starting the System
Understanding the Boot Process
Understanding System Boot Processing
Understanding the Service Boot Process
Understanding the RAM File System
Booting an Uninstalled System
Rebooting a Running System
Booting from Hard Disk for Maintenance
Booting a System That Crashed
Accessing a System That Will Not Boot
Rebooting a System With Planar Graphics
Diagnosing Boot Problems
Creating Boot Images
Identifying System Run Levels
Changing System Run Levels
Changing the /etc/inittab File
Stopping the System
Understanding the Shutdown Process
Shutting Down the System
Shutting Down the System to Single-User Mode
Shutting Down the System in an Emergency

Chapter 3. Security

Chapter 4. Administrative Roles

Chapter 5. Managing Users and Groups

Chapter 6. Logical Volumes

Chapter 7. File Systems

Chapter 8. Paging Space and Virtual Memory

Chapter 9. Backup and Restore

Chapter 10. System Environment

Chapter 11. National Language Support

Chapter 12. Process Management

Chapter 13. System Resource Controller and Subsystems

Chapter 14. System Accounting

Chapter 15. Setting Up and Running Web-based System Manager

Chapter 16. System Management Interface Tool

Chapter 17. Managing the AIX Common Desktop Environment

Chapter 18. Documentation Search Service

Chapter 19. Managing Power Management

Chapter 20. Devices

Chapter 21. Tape Drives

Appendix A. AIX for BSD System Managers

Appendix B. Managing the InfoExplorer Program