IBM AIX Version 6.1 Differences Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 10 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485799
ISBN-13: 9780738485799
IBM Form #: SG24-7559-00
(484 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Roman Aleksic, Ismael "Numi" Castillo, Rosa Fernandez, Armin Röll, Nobuhiko Watanabe


This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on the differences introduced in IBM AIX Version 6.1 when compared to AIX 5L Version 5.3. It is intended to help system administrators, developers, and users understand these enhancements and evaluate potential benefits in their own environments.

AIX Version 6.1 introduces many new features, including workload partitions, advanced security, continuous availability, and managing and monitoring enhancements.

There are many other new features available with AIX Version 6.1, and you can explore them all in this publication.

For clients who are not familiar with the enhancements of AIX through Version 5.3, a companion publication, AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.3 Edition, SG24-7463 is available, along with an addendum, AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.3 Addendum, SG24-7414, which includes between release enhancements that are available through applying service updates.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Application development and system debug
Chapter 2. File systems and storage
Chapter 3. Workload Partitions overview and resource management
Chapter 4. Continuous availability
Chapter 5. System management
Chapter 6. Performance management
Chapter 7. Networking
Chapter 8. Security, authentication, and authorization
Chapter 9. Installation, backup, and recovery
Chapter 10. National language support
Chapter 11. Hardware and graphics support
Appendix A. Transport-independent RPC
Appendix B. Sample script for tunables

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