This is very interesting.
I have roughly 14 AIX boxes running 4.1.4 and over the past week on a
random basis, six (6) of them (all not at once) lost their network routes
when the machines were rebooted. Three (3) of them lost their network
configuration during use?
I was able to correct one of them by doing the following:
booting off the sms disk and then reboot with 4.1.4 cdrom into single user
and access the rootvg with a shell.
Once their went into smit and reset (reconfigured) my TCPIP info and
Then exited smit and ran the following command:
$ bosboot -a -d /dev/hdisk0 (where hdisk0 is the boot device).
Last, rebooted and the machine was fine.
I am not having the same luck with the others though, as they seem to have
lost more than their network config info within the ODM. It seems as they
are reporting down Ethernet cards. I ran the sms diags and the ethernet
section passes with no errors?
Any ideas and/or info on this scenario would sincerely be appreciated.