Knowledge Collection: Informix OnLine server configuration

Technote (troubleshooting)


This document will help you navigate through the available information and resources related to configuring the IBM® Informix® OnLine 5 server.

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OnLine Administrator's Guide
You should review the IBM Informix: OnLine Administrator's Guide

Release Notes
The Release Notes contain information on the most recent changes to the IBM Informix products. It documentation includes new features, backward compatibility, product compatibility, known problems, limitations, documentation updates, and installation, migration, upgrade, and configuration information:

Machine Notes
The machine notes contain important information about platform-specific issues. Read the machine notes before using the product. The documentation notes, release notes, and machine notes files appear under the $INFORMIXDIR/release directory. The machine notes file and the fixed and known defects file are only provided in text format.

The machine notes for OnLine 5 are also avialable at this URL:

All OnLine notes are also located in the $INFORMIXDIR/release directory of an installed product.

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Refer to the following sections in the OnLine administrator's guide

  • Overview of OnLine Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Set Up Your Initial Configuration
  • Configuration Checklist
  • Enter Your Configuration and Initialize OnLine

Here is the link to OnLine administrator's guide

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Informix OnLine 5.x manuals are found here:


The Publication Center contains several documents on OnLine 5x, go to the following link and type in "informix 5.x" in the publication search area.

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Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Support Site
On the IDS Support site, you can view
  • News alerts
  • FAQs
  • Redbooks
  • White papers
  • Presentations
  • Hints and tips

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The International Informix User Group (IIUG) web site ( supports Forums, FAQ, Software Archives (, and links to many areas of interest related to IBM® Informix® OnLine Server. Membership to the IIUG is free.

developer Works
You can take advantage of IBM's technical resource for IDS developers. It offers a range of tools, code sample, education, and newsgroups to help you. Here is the link to Informix developerWorks(

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Document information

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Informix OnLine

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Operating system(s):

AIX, DYNIX/ptx, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Platform Independent, Solaris

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