How to Change the Static Route on AIX Machines

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The IBM Advanced Interactive executive (AIX) machine is a line of proprietary Unix operating systems designed to work on IBM platforms and the Apple Network Server. It has supported IBM Power systems, IBM System I servers and PS/2 personal computers. Static routing refers to a method of configuring the path of routers in a set of computer networks for data communication. Modifying the static route on AIX machines when there are changes in the network or new paths to add requires a few steps to set up.

Skill level:
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Instructions

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    Shut down the computer terminal and power.

  2. 2

    Remove the cover of the computer.

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    Locate a free slot and insert the network adaptor.

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    Replace the cover of the computer and reboot the computer.

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    Select an IP address for the second network interface.

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    Add a route.

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    Enter "no -o ipforwarding=1" to add this machine as an internetwork router over TCP/IP networks.

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    Launch the gateway machine.

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    Click "Software" > "Network" > "TCPIP (IPv4 and IPv6)" > "TCPIP Protocol Configuration" from the menu tab.

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    Click "TCP/IP" > "Configure TCP/IP" > "Advanced Methods" > "Static Routes" > "Add/Change a Static Route."

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    Enter the "Destination Type", "Gateway Address", "Network Interface Name", "Subnet Mask" and "Metric (Cost)." Check the box next to "Enable Active Dead Gateway Detection."

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    Click "Add/Change Route." You have now changed the static route on AIX machines.

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