Sun Solaris to IBM AIX 5L Migration: A Guide for System Administrators

An IBM Redbooks publication

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

Published 17 April 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738489735
ISBN-13: 9780738489735
IBM Form #: SG24-7245-00
(546 pages)

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Authors: Chris Almond, Janis Byrd, Joseph Kiernan, Livio Teixeira Filho, Phill Rowbottom


The aim of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide a technical reference for IT system administrators in organizations that are considering a migration from Sun Solaris to IBM AIX 5L-based systems. This book presents a system administrator view of the technical differences that exist and the methods that are necessary to complete a successful migration to AIX 5L-based systems.

This book is designed primarily as a reference for experienced Sun Solaris 8 or 9 system administrators who will be working with AIX 5L. This book is not an AIX 5L administration how-to book for system administrators who are beginners, but rather a guide for experienced administrators who have to translate a given Solaris system administration task to AIX 5L.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. AIX 5L and Solaris: Approaches to administration
Part 2. System administration differences
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM System p
Chapter 3. Operating system installation
Chapter 4. Disks and file systems
Chapter 5. Software management
Chapter 6. Device management
Chapter 7. Network services
Chapter 8. Boot and system initialization
Chapter 9. Managing system resources
Chapter 10. Printing services
Chapter 11. Users and groups
Chapter 12. Monitoring and performance
Chapter 13. Security and hardening
Chapter 14. Backup and restore
Chapter 15. High availability and clustering overview
Chapter 16. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. Tasks reference
Appendix B. Quick reference: Comparable commands and configuration files
Appendix C. AIX 5L Object Data Manager

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