Object Data Manager
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Object Data Manager (ODM) is a database management system and device configuration integrated into IBM's AIX operating system. Data being managed by ODM is stored and maintained as objects with associated attributes. Interaction of C programming language applications with ODM is performed via application programming interface (API) library; shell scripts and users are provided with command-line utilities such us odmshow, odmadd, odmchange and odmdelete to deal with it. The ODM is analogous to the registry in Microsoft Windows. SMIT and its associated AIX commands can query and modify information from the ODM. A good understanding of the ODM is essential for managing AIX systems.
Example of information stored in the ODM database are:
- Network configuration
- Logical volume management configuration
- Installed software information
- Information for logical devices or software drivers
- List of all AIX supported devices
- Physical hardware devices installed and their configuration
- Menus, screens and commands that SMIT uses
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