To configure/change the IP address you must be logged as a root user.
Gather your network configuration information:
– IP address
– Host name
– Domain Name
– Subnetmask (optional)
– Name server (optional)
– Gateway address (optional)
On the command line,type the command:
When prompted chose the Network interface you plan to use.
Available Network Interfaces
Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.
en0 03-08 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
en1 03-09 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
et0 03-08 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
et1 03-09 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
F1=Help F2=Refresh F3=Cancel
Esc+8=Image Esc+0=Exit Enter=Do
/=Find n=Find Next
After you fill in the fields with the network information that you have collected, hit ENTER.
Minimum Configuration & Startup
To Delete existing configuration data, please use Further Configuration menus
Type or select values in entry fields.
Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes.
[TOP] [Entry Fields]
* HOSTNAME [eclipse]
* Internet ADDRESS (dotted decimal) [172.22.30.100]
Network MASK (dotted decimal) [255.255.255.0]
* Network INTERFACE en0
Internet ADDRESS (dotted decimal) 
DOMAIN Name 
Address (dotted decimal or symbolic name) [172.22.30.1]
Do Active Dead Gateway Detection? no
The tool runs the mktcpip command in the background and makes the network available. Done!
NOTE: these steps must be performed on the same LAN as the device.
- Record the MAC address of the Digi device (located on the label side (bottom) of the unit)
- Manually update the workstation’s ARP table using the Digi device’s MAC using one of the commands below, substituting the new Digi’s IP address and MAC address:
arp -s 192.168.2.2 00-00-9d-22-23-60
arp -s 192.168.2.2 00009d222360
- Ping the Digi device using the IP address just assigned:
These instructions are for AIX 7.1. If you are on AIX 6.1, the steps will be similar. If you are on a previous version of AIX, you should upgrade as soon as possible.
Use Eterm, the local console or HMC to log into the server as root.
At the root command prompt (#), run:
At the “Back Up This System” screen, press ESC-4 or F4 to change the highlighted fields:
* Backup DEVICE or FILE [/dev/rmt0]
Create MAP files? no
EXCLUDE files? yes
List files as they are backed up? no
Verify readability if tape device? no
Generate new /image.data file? yes
EXPAND /tmp if needed? yes
Disable software packing of backup? yes
Backup extended attributes? yes
Number of BLOCKS to write in a single output 
(Leave blank to use a system default)
Location of existing mksysb image 
File system to use for temporary work space 
(If blank, /tmp will be used.)
Back up encrypted files? yes
Back up DMAPI filesystem files? yes
When the fields have been correctly set, press Enter to begin the backup.
A progress indicator will indicate when the backup is running, and when it has completed, you will receive either an OK or Failed completion status message.
After creating the mksysb, you should verify the tape. The verification consists of reading the information stored on the tape back into the system.
To verify the mksysb tape:
1. At the command prompt (#), enter the following command:
# smit lsmksysb
2. Leave the tape in the drive and press Esc-4 to select the device name in the second field on this screen.
The default for this field is /dev/rmt0.
If your primary tape drive is another device, press Esc-4 to select the name in this field.
Leave all other fields at their default values
The verification process begins.
You can let it run to completion or stop it by using Ctrl-C. It will take quite a while to stop, so be patient. If you stop the verification it will eventually give you an error message of “failed,” which in this case only means that you stopped the verification.
An “OK” in the upper left corner of the screen indicates a successful readback.
3. Press Esc-3 until you are back at the # prompt to get out of mksysb process.
4. Eject your mksysb tape.