UNIX Health Check quick start guide

Documentation
This is the quick start guide - in case you want to start immediately with UNIX Health Check. This quick start guide will help you install UNIX Health Check on your system, run it, have it create an HTML style report, and have the report sent to you via email.

For the full documentation:
Quick Start Guide
Use the following steps to run UNIX Health Check:
  • Download UNIX Health Check:
  • Log in to your UNIX system as user root.
  • Transfer the downloaded ahc_latest.tar file (for AIX) or rhc_latest.tar (for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and/or Scientific Linux) to your UNIX system in a separate folder, e.g. in /uhc.
  • Un-pack the file:

    For AIX:
    # tar -xvf /uhc/ahc_latest.tar
    For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux:
    # tar -xvf /uhc/rhc_latest.tar
  • Check if you can send email from your UNIX system:
    # cat /etc/hosts | mailx -v -s test youremail@address.com
    If not, check the online documentation to resolve the email issue:
  • Run the report:

    On AIX:
    # /uhc/checkall.ksh -gdhvm youremail@address.com
    On Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux:
    # /uhc/checkall.sh -gdhvm youremail@address.com
  • Watch the report being created, and await the report in the inbox of your email.