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System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices
This section provides steps for unconfiguring async adapters.
Before you can remove or replace an async adapter, you must unconfigure
that adapter. Unconfiguring an async adapter involves the following
- Closing all applications that are using the adapter you are removing,
replacing, or moving
- Ensuring that all devices connected to the adapter are identified and
- Listing all slots that are currently in use or a slot that is occupied by
a specific adapter
- Identifying the adapter's slot location
- Making parent and child devices unavailable
- Making the adapter unavailable
To perform these tasks, you must log in as root user.
For additional information, see PCI Hot Plug
Management in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management
Concepts: Operating System and Devices.
Before you can replace or remove an async adapter, you must unconfigure the
adapter and all the devices controlled by that adapter. To unconfigure
the devices, you must terminate all the processes using those devices.
Use the following steps:
- Close all applications that are using the adapter you are
- Type lsslot-c pci to list all the hot plug
slots in the system unit and display their characteristics.
- Type lsdev -C -c tty to list all available
tty devices and the current state of all the devices in
the system unit. For additional information, see Removing a TTY in the AIX 5L Version 5.1
Asynchronous Communications Guide.
- Type lsdev -C -c printer to list all
printer and plotter devices connected to the adapter. For additional
information, see Printers, Print Jobs, and Queues for System
Administrators in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and
- Use the rmdev command to make the adapter
Attention: Do not use the -d flag with
the rmdev command for hot plug operations because this will cause
your configuration to be removed.
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