[IBM] x3650 M4 Setting BIOS Parameters for Performance

step01. press ‘F1‘ enter UEFI/BIOS

step02. choice ‘System Settings

step03. choice ‘Operating Modes

Choose Operating Mode <Custom Mode>
Memory Speed <Max Performance>
Memory Power Management <Disabled>
Proc Performance States <Disabled>
C1 Enhanced Mode <Disabled>
QPI Link Frequency <Max Performance>
Turbo Mode <Enable>
CPU C-States <Disable>
Power/Performance Bias <Platform Controlled>
Platform Controlled Type <Maximum Performance>

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step04. choice ‘Power’
Active Energy Manager < Capping Disabled>
Workload Configuration < I/O sensitive>

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PS:

  • Active Energy Manager

    Select this choice to enable or disable Active Energy Manager Power Capping. If you enable Power Capping, the Active Energy Manager program will limit the maximum power that is consumed by the server.

  • Workload Configuration

    Select this choice to determine how to balance between I/O bandwidth and balanced workload. Choosing I/O sensitive will get higher I/O bandwidth when expansion cards are used. Choosing Balanced will allow enough frequency for the workload while the microprocessor cores are idle.

 

[AIX] IBM AIX Useful CLI for maintenance

1. 備份到磁帶機
#smitty mksysb
Esc+4" // choice media “tape;rmt0″
以下二項改為yes
EXPAND /tmp if needed ?
Disable software packing of backup ?
最後按下Enter即開始備份

2. 檢查有無異常錯誤
# errpt ; 若要詳細則是 errpt -a
# errclear 0 // 清除所有錯誤訊息

3.詳列機器 (Hostname) , (Serial Number) , (memory) , Machine-Type , CPU
# prtconf | pg

4. 查看硬碟數量 / 容量大小
# lsdev -Cc disk
# lscfg -vl hdisk{x}

5. 查看OS版本
#oslevel -s

6. 檢查磁碟使用狀況
# lsvg rootvglsvg -l rootvg | pg

7. 查看CPU/Disk use utilization
# topas

8. 查看記憶體狀況
# nmon

9. 清除機器 informtion 燈號
# /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/usysfault -s normal

10. 檢查硬體Devices狀況
# lsdev -Cc adapter

11. 檢查使用容量大小
# df -m

補充:
不小心啟用了IBM Console 九宮格要如何消除
Shift + Num鍵

 

IBM Systems Director 6.3.2 update to 6.3.6 or 6.3.7

因應客戶運用ISD 6.3.2些許時日,加上Lenovo不爭氣的Lenovo XClarity對於x3650 M5相關監測有些許問題,連原廠也說開發尚未成功 (PS:原廠release有一年多) .逼的IBM還是出了patch v6.3.7因應可以monitor x3650 M5但不release Full installation source.為了讓客戶ISD可以monitor x3650 M5想法子更新它囉~^O^

ISD update procedure :

step01. v6.3.7 // Download the zip file containing the update to the management server

step02. # smcli cleanupd -mFv -P “Platform=’Director'"  // 先移除已存在ISD updates list

step03. # smcli installneeded -v -F // 指定ISD updates files
(PS:假若沒有加 -F (Force) ,import 後會跳出

ATKUSC210I This operation will install the updates listed above. To continue, type “1″ for yes or “0″ for no.
按下數字1則開始更新,反之則否 )

step04. # smstop && smstart && smstatus -r // 重啟ISD服務,才會真正更新,直到服務為’ Active ‘即OK

Starting
Updating
Starting
Inactive
Starting
Updating
Starting
Active

step05. # smcli lsver //確認ISD version

啟動服務 # /opt/ibm/director/bin/smstart
停止服務 # /opt/ibm/director/bin/smstop
監看服務 # /opt/ibm/director/bin/smstatus -r
查看Platform Agent版本 # /opt/ibm/director/bin/smcli lssys -A ManagementSoftware -i {Deploy-ISD-Agent-IP-Address}
移除所有下載的updates檔案 # smcli cleanup -av 

預設更新存放路徑 > /opt/ibm/director/data/updateslib


ISD Download link

v6.3.7 > http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas705b54d49db13990786257ed7004aae47

v6.3.6 > http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas757398f7773742b8d86257e5b005f2e1e


Reference:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAV7B_635/com.ibm.director.updates.helps.doc/fqm0_t_um_determining_the_installed_director_version.html

2. http://nixys.fr/blog/?p=93