Setting up the AIX account for a new single system image

If you are creating a new single system image using pSeries computers that do not yet have Blueworx Voice Response installed, you need to create a new AIX account for all the nodes of your single system image to use. When you create the accounts you need to make sure that the following are identical on every system (this ensures proper operation of DB2 and NFS on all systems of the single system image):


  1. Log on to AIX as root, if you are not logged on already.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
     cat /etc/passwd | awk -F":" '{print $3 " " $1}' | sort -n
    The system will display a list of all user names and IDs on this machine.
  3. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on each machine in your single system image and choose a number which is not currently used as a user ID on any of your machines.
  4. On each machine, type the following command and press Enter:
    mkuser id=userID dtuser
    Where userID is the number you chose in step 4.

    This command will create an AIX account called dtuser in the group staff. If you want to choose a different name for your AIX account, you must ensure that the name of your account contains lowercase characters only. You should not change the group. Throughout this information, the Blueworx Voice Response account is referred to as dtuser.