Solved

AIX boot Issue

Posted on 2011-03-19
2
875 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
When I rebbot my AIX server P520 running AIX 5.3TL11. It never comes back up. When I check the console from HMC its stuck at SMS menu, If I press "X" the AIX boots up again.

What setting has to be changed such that my AIX server boots up and dont get stuck at SMS menu after every reboot.
0
Comment
Question by:mnis2008
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 68

Accepted Solution

by:
woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
ID: 35174900
Hi,

there are two possible reasons:

1)
You configured "Boot to SMS" in the partition's profile ( "Settings" tab).
Change this to "Normal Mode" and save the profile.

Now reboot, but not via AIX commands like "shutdown -r" or "reboot", but by shutting down the LPAR via HMC, then activating it via HMC.
Choose the profile you just updated for booting. This profile will become the default one in the future, so that the partition will boot normally from now on, even when rebooted via "shutdown -r" or "reboot".

2)
You set "Multiboot" to "Yes" in SMS. With Multiboot enabled the LPAR will always go to SMS, regardless of the profile setting.

Turn Multiboot off in SMS at next reboot!

wmp
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Tomunique
ID: 35175399
I'm not sure what "x" refers to.  (I don't have sms up in front of me).
Check your bootlist when you have the system up.

This defines the order of devices to search for a bootable system.
You may want to search the CD before the hard-drive. for example.

as root:
#  bootlist -m normal -o

a "-" indicates no device defined, and it will go to SMS at boot.  That said, this probably isn't the case as you're able to find the device fairly quickly, although X may be to scan ..dont recall

run lspv to find your rootvg volume.. (if it's mirrored, use both hdisks)
to set it..
bootlist -m normal -o  hdiskA hdiskB   (whatever's appropriate for your hdisks)
You'll get output similar to:

# bootlist -m both -o hdisk5        (see man pages for bootlist command )
hdisk5 blv=hd5
hdisk5 blv=hd5

blv = boot logical volume

Tom


0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question