AIX Version 4.3 Differences Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the latest enhancements introduced in AIX Versions 4.3 through 4.3.3. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments.

AIX Version 4.3 includes many new features, including 64-bit application support, IP Version 6, X11 Release 6, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and improved scaling over a wider range of RS/6000 platforms. The availability of two new Web-based utilities, Web-based System Manager and a Web-based Documentation Search Service, signal AIX’s move towards a standard, unified interface for system tools. There are many other enhancements available with AIX Version 4.3, and you can explore them all in this book.

This publication is an update to the previously published AIX Version 4.3 Differences Guide, Second Edition, which focused on the enhancements introduced in AIX Version 4.3.2. Certain sections of the First Edition and Second Edition have been removed, or edited, as required to reflect the fact that the online documentation provided with AIX Version 4.3 now covers many of the original topics in sufficient depth.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Hardware Announcements
Chapter 2. AIX Kernel Enhancements
Chapter 3. 64-bit Enablement
Chapter 4. Application Development and Pthreads
Chapter 5. Logical Volume Manager Enhancements
Chapter 6. System Management and Utilities
Chapter 7. AIX Workload Manager (4.3.3)
Chapter 8. Networking Enhancements
Chapter 9. Graphical Environment Enhancements
Chapter 10. Online Documentation
Chapter 11. National Language Support
Chapter 12. AIX Stand-Alone LDAP Directory Product
Appendix A. SSL File Creation for LDAP


Publish Date
17 December 1999

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