Linked by David Adams on Sat 17th May 2008 03:39 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
General Unix Ever wonder what makes a computer tick or how a UNIX server does what it does? Discover what happens when you push the power button on your computer. This article discusses the different boot types, managing the AIX bootlist and the AIX boot sequence. After reading this article, you will better understand what exactly happens when your server starts.
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by DoctorPepper on Sat 17th May 2008 13:25 UTC
DoctorPepper
Member since:
2005-07-12

This "boot" thing you're talking about... it happens more than once?

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by theTSF on Sat 17th May 2008 14:16 in reply to "Wait..."
theTSF Member since:
2005-09-27

Yes after a prolong power outage and the UPS are about to die. That normally happens once every 2 or 3 years. I theory if you plan you upgrade cycles around power outages you can probably get away from rebooting your OS only once. However most of the time most good administrators will reboot the server occasionally usually after making some changes to make sure settings stick as well to update their startup documentation, if there is any.

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by stestagg on Sat 17th May 2008 16:03 in reply to "RE: Wait..."
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Yes after a prolong power outage and the UPS are about to die.


That happens after about 5 minutes in our datacenter. However, after 30s, the generators are fully running, and if the datacenter managers don't keep the generators running, We don't have to pay them ;) .

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