викMost high end IBM hardware comes with a RMM (Remote Management Module) if you ever hope to manage the equipment from a location other than right in front of the machine. Managing the local accounts on the system is painful at best, and a more secure method is to integrate in to an already existing
AIX can be integrated in to Active Directory in two ways: via Samba’s winbind directly as a Windows machine, and indirectly via LDAP. The winbind configuration was already covered in a previous posting and worked rather well. However, because of GE’s requirements, it was not possible to utilize the winbind method for Active Directory integration.
Integrating an AIX system in to Active Directory is not entirely straight forward. Integration in to an Active Directory domain for user authentication can be done utilizing the following steps (similar to that found in http://us1.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/AIX/README): Download and install the krb5.client.rte package for AIX. Download the pre-built AIX 5.2 (compatible with AIX 5.3) binaries from