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AIX 5L on the IBM System i Platform: Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 30 March 2007, updated 09 June 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738486140
ISBN-13: 9780738486147
IBM Form #: SG24-6455-01

Authors: Yessong Johng, Michael Gilley and Grant Wang

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    On the IBM® System i® platform, you can run native AIX® 5L™ with its own kernel (versus current the PASE SLIC kernel) in a logical partition (LPAR). This option provides another alternative to consolidate AIX 5L applications and other UNIX®-based applications, running in a separate IBM eServer™ pSeries® system or other UNIX system, onto a single System i platform.

    With the new version of the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system, the same level of server virtualization, such as dynamic resource allocation, is realized as the current IBM eServer iSeries® level server virtualization.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication discusses various aspects of AIX 5L implementation on IBM System i platforms. It includes the following topics:

    • An overview of AIX 5L native support on the System i platform including the benefits of a virtualization engine
    • Planning for AIX 5L on the System i platform, with an explanation about new LPAR concepts and tools on the System i platform and initial sizing of an AIX 5L partition
    • Installation and configuration of an AIX 5L partition on the System i platform, providing a step-by-step guide for AIX 5L installation, partition setup, and maintenance that includes a scenario of virtual I/O and direct I/O

    This book helps system administrators to install, tailor, and configure an AIX 5L partition on the System i platform.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview of AIX 5L on System i

    Chapter 2. Planning for AIX 5L on System i

    Chapter 3. Partition configuration

    Chapter 4. Storage configuration

    Chapter 5. Network configuration

    Chapter 6. AIX 5L installation


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