HPUX Cheatsheet?

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Ron Kinner
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HPUX Cheatsheet?

I'm starting a new job where I'm going to need to work with HPUX again. Haven't done much with it since about 11.0 and haven't touched a UNIX system in about 4 years.

I still remember the basics but would like a short list of useful admin commands to refresh my memory (and so I don't look like a total idiot the first time I log on).

Can anyone point me to a good site?

James R. Ferguson
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Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

Hi Ron:

I think you will find the Managing Systems and Workgroups guide a useful review:



Doug O'Leary
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Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?


You're welcome to my cheat sheet(s)


Hope they help.


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Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

hi Ron,

Hope you have not forgotten about good old:

Welcome back to the world of HP-UX sysadmin.

kind regards
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Court Campbell
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Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

I have attached a doc I inherited from another sysadmin. I have made updates to it here and there. Feel free to do with it as you will. Some of the info maybe 10.20 specific. Anyway, I hope it provides some info for you.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
Robert Herron

Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

This might be helpful:

"Unix Rosetta Stone"
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Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

Hi Ron,

See this thread:

When it comes to learning new commands, I like to do an 'ls' on '/usr/bin', '/usr/sbin', or another directory in ${PATH}, choose an unfamiliar command, and look up the relevant man page.

Steven E. Protter
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Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?


google search with the site:hp.com directive on the end.

My ITRC favorites folder is a great cheat sheet.


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Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

ITRC forums and docs.hp.com are the best resource. I have also compiled about 100 short docs on our intranet about HP-UX tips and info...

Here some of them - I can post if you like - but it would be longggggggggg!

How to replace failed mirror of a disk
Dynamically Compare HP Kernel Parms Across Servers
HP Bastille
Mirror disk replacement
Introduction to performance tuning for HP-UX
Dynamic Kernel Parameters
ISEE Training & Documentation: Advanced Configuration
How to configure MP port on network
HP Software Versions
VI Life Vest
Realtime Performance Gathering with Glance
Article on Securing HP-UX 11
Configuring Autoboot Options
How to reset ISEE password
Strong Random Number Generator Installation
HP-UX Secure Shell Installation
What's new with HP-UX 11i V2
Want /tmp to really be temporary?
How much memory in a HP-UX server?
How TO Create a new kernel - command line
HP-UX Performance Cookbook
How to mirror the root disk
How to decode those device numbers
How To use the MP Console
OnlineJFS Not Working?
Memory Usage â What is using all of the memoryâ ?
Move swap from 1 disk to another - live
How to determine your dds tape drive type
How to share a depot then install on remote server
UNIX Performance Monitoring
Updating the root disk LIF area
System Health Check
How to reset hung GSP or Console on a system
Using Enhanced AutoFS
How to move root home directory
HP-UX Misconfigured Resources
HP-UX JFS Tuning
RP7410 Pictures
What is swap?
Analyze core files
How to check mirror of root disk - contents of AUTO file
How to Change Instance Numbers on HPUX
Ignite client lan0 configuration
Testing cable connections between downed interfaces
Changing Operating Environments - Updating an Existing 11i System
UNIX Shell Scripting
Rockridge Extensions
Overview of the HP Integrity rx1600-2, rx2600-2
How to modify order of depots listed with swlist -l depot
freemem - a free memory monitor for HP-UX
Can not commit patches?
HP-UX Minimum Kernel Parameters for SAP
Finding system serial number from cstm
System Health Check Reports
LVM and VxVM Task Comparison
Want to know what SAM does?
HP-UX 11i v2 Operating System Quick Specs
Ignite Boothelper set up
Finding a process with UNIX95
How to timestamp every command executed
SAID Numbers for HP Servers
Useful 'set_parms' functions
ICOD Quick How To
Patching Mission Critical Systems
Security Patch Check FAQ
Netstat Examples
HPUX11i Foundtation/Enterprise/Mission Critical6
Geting a servers Serial number from HP-UX 11.11 and up6
HP-UX - Security Patch Check
Configuring Bastille to Operate with Ignite-UX
Ignite Recovery (C.6.2.241) Document
Create a Bootable Archive Tape via the Network
Common Problems with NFS
How To create the GNUPlot depot
How to mirror the root disk - Itanium
Resize /stand online
syncsort keys
How to restart snmp
Disable email for lp scheduler
How to make golden image with Ignite-UX
changing password on MP port old version
changing password on MP port new version
How To Create Swap - Command Line
ICAP Quick How To 6
Reasons not to have a flat filesystem
LogicalExtentsNumber is bigger than the maximum value allowed
How to extend root - live!
How To Analyse HP-UX crash dumps
Symbolic link problem with vxdump/fbackup command
Dynamic Root Disk FAQ
icap Installation procedure
Compartments - HP-UX 11i Version

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Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX Cheatsheet?

Hi again,

this one concerns system startup and configuration models.

hope this helps too!
kind regards

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)