IBM AIX Enhancements and Modernization

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 January 2020, updated 13 May 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458287
ISBN-13: 9780738458281
IBM Form #: SG24-8453-00
(238 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Navdeep Dhaliwal, Ahmed Mashhour, Armin Röll, Liviu Rosca


This IBM® Redbooks publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM AIX® operating system (OS) layout capabilities, distinct features, system installation, and maintenance, which includes AIX security, trusted environment, and compliance integration, with the benefits of IBM Power Virtualization Management (PowerVM®) and IBM Power Virtualization Center (IBM PowerVC), which includes cloud capabilities and automation types. The objective of this book is to introduce IBM AIX modernization features and integration with different environments:

  • General AIX enhancements
  • AIX Live Kernel Update individually or using Network Installation Manager (NIM)
  • AIX security features and integration
  • AIX networking enhancements
  • PowerVC integration and features for cloud environments
  • AIX deployment using IBM Terraform and IBM Cloud Automation Manager
  • AIX automation that uses configuration management tools
  • PowerVM enhancements and features
  • Latest disaster recovery (DR) solutions
  • AIX Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2)
  • AIX installation and maintenance techniques

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General enhancements
Chapter 2. Security enhancements
Chapter 3. Networking enhancements
Chapter 4. Virtualization and cloud capabilities
Chapter 5. IBM AIX and IBM PowerVM features
Chapter 6. Disaster recovery and high availability
Chapter 7. IBM AIX fundamentals

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