From /var/adm/messages you find the reason for the apdb command failure, as shown below:
Jan 15 14:00:51 Starfire2 apd: /etc/system: could not find: * End AP database info (do not edit)
Jan 15 14:00:52 Starfire2 apd: failed to patch the system file!
Unfortunately, this error from the netcon session does not get an echo
to the console; therefore, it can easily be missed. To correct it, simply edit the /etc/system
file so that it has
the correct comments before and after setting ap:apdb_dblist
. See below:
* Begin AP database info (do not edit)
set ap:apdb_dblist="sd:5 sd:8"
* End AP database info (do not edit)