Perform a command across multiple IBM i systems
September 22, 2015
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There is a very simple how to submit any IBM i command across multiple systems. The main requirement for it is the Management Central.
It’s very handy function when you want to perform a command against multiple systems and you are interested in the result. For instance, you can use it for varying off the tape library in order to perform some maintenance on the device.
To do so you need following:
- System i Navigator
- Management central running on every lpar
- Synchronized password
Open System i Navigator and create a System Group. The group is a definition of systems. Against the group you call a command. You can have multiple groups
When you have the group created with multiple system, right click the mouse button and select Run Command..
Type the command which you want to perform and hit OK
You can see the result if the command been successful
The management central may be used for many others things, such as creating users, synchronizing system values.