How to shutdown AIX LPAR ?

In Short

  • shutdown -F


Detailed Explanation

Shutting down the AIX LPAR involves closing all the active user processes bringing down all the services by killing the the processes, un mounting the file system and halting the usage LPAR. To shutdown AIX there are multiple ways

1. Shutting down the AIX LPAR using HMC command line 
  • chsysstate -m system1 -r lpar -n partition1 -o shutdown --immed 
chsysstate command will power off the AIX LPAR immediately, system1 is Power System name and partition1 is AIX LPAR name

2. Shutting down the AIX LPAR using AIX command line immediately
  • shutdown -F

Brings down the AIX LPAR as fast as possible. To know how to Power on the AIX LPAR using HMC command line click

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