AIX Reference for Sun Solaris Administrators

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 19 September 2002, updated 14 October 2002

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ISBN-10: 073842708X
ISBN-13: 9780738427089
IBM Form #: SG24-6584-00
(552 pages)

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Authors: KyeongWon (Alex) Jeong, Arkadiusz Rybakowski, Juan Murguia, Sivaramakrishna Perubotla, Terje Tonnessen


In today's heterogeneous computer environments, especially UNIX servers and workstations, it is essential that the system administrator have basic knowledge of different operating systems. This IBM Redbooks publication is written for Sun Solaris administrators who wants to transfer their knowledge of Solaris UNIX skills to the AIX 5L operating system. This book will basically compare system administration tasks in Solaris 8 to AIX 5L Version 5.1. This book shows the reader similarities and differences between each operating system.

This book will also introduce Solaris administrators to IBM eServer pSeries architecture. It is assumed that the reader of this book already has Solaris 8 system administration skills, and are familiar with Sun hardware. In the first section on each chapter, we will briefly mention how the Solaris tasks are carried out. In the last section on each chapter, we will provide a quick reference that will be in handy to use. This book is a valuable tool for system administrators and other technical support personnel who deal with AIX 5L and Solaris operating systems.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Software packaging
Chapter 3. Installing and upgrading tasks
Chapter 4. System startup and shutdown
Chapter 5. Device management
Chapter 6. Logical Volume Manager and disk management
Chapter 7. File system management
Chapter 8. Backup and restore
Chapter 9. Network management
Chapter 10. User management
Chapter 11. Process management
Chapter 12. Printer management
Chapter 13. Security
Chapter 14. Performance management
Chapter 15. Troubleshooting

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