chef kitchen wpar

In this post, I will show how to test a CHEF recipe with kitchen-wpar. I will also use the AIX cookbook to make more advanced recipes.


Ansible on AIX

It’s a short introduction on what it’s possible to do with Ansible on AIX. Ansible is agentless so requirements are pretty low but operating system support by Ansible define what it’s really possible to do. I will give some basic examples through a playbook I use to customize my AIX systems.


lpm and npiv

This post will cover the specifics about NPIV technology when using Live Partition Mobility.



Introduction to CHEF on AIX

It’s a short introduction on how to use CHEF on AIX. It’s mainly targeted at people wondering what is actually possible to do with CHEF on AIX. The official client is really good but it’s features are not well known. So I thought about showing them here.



PowerVM Provisioning toolkit:create lpar

In this post, I want to show a simple usage of the PowerVM Provisioning toolkit from IBM Systems Lab Services.

I will use it to build AIX partitions. I hope to give you a good idea of how it’s working.


shellshock aix bash packages

A little post to try to help admins to find from where their bash package is from. On AIX, bash can come from from a lot of different sources :)


hmc v8 rest api part 1 curl

IBM published the reference documentation for HMC V8 REST api. Having a real API to interact with HMC is great. I played with it and in this post i will show how to use it with curl. Maybe not the most useful thing to do but it’s a good way to see how the API work :)