AIX and multiple NICs

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-31
When you have more than a single NIC, and you configure multiple NICs on the same LPAR, you must provide a hostname for each NIC configuration

So if I define multiple NICs on an LPAR, do I use the same hostname on each NIC config, or do I use a separate hostname on each NIC config ?
Question by:Los Angeles1
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    One hostname per LPAR.

    There is just no place, no need and no sense defining a second one.

    Contrast hostname with the entries in /etc/hosts or DNS. These are network names, as opposed to the internal OS hostname.
    Here you should indeed configure one name per IP,

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