See also: Aix
AIX was designed for IBM by INTERACTIVE Systems starting from IN/ix based on Unix System V Release 2. The first version was launched in January 1986 with the Ordinateur IBM RT-PC. The system was related to the computers IBM PS/2 and IBM System/370. In 1990, AIX version 3 left with IBM RS/6000. Following an alliance with IBM, Bull has a contract OEM with IBM to sell the waiters PowerPC and POWER using AIX, which makes the first IBM customer of it all over the world. Bull takes part in the development of AIX, as well as waiters supporting it (pSeries). Motorola, Harris, General Automation and Apple also supported AIX. In the long run, it improbable that it is replaced by GNU/Linux, from now on is not supported by IBM.
- AIX 6.1, November 2007
- Partitioning by workload
- Live Partition Mobility, available on POWER6 (also in AIX 5L 5.3)
- Kernel Storage Keys
- AIX 5L 5.3, August 2004
- minimum Level necessary for POWER6
- NFS Version 4 support
- Advanced Accounting
- Virtual SCSI
- Virtual Ethernet
- Simultaneous Multi Threading (SMT) support
- Microphone-Partitioning support
- JFS2 quota support
- JFS2 filesystem shrink support
- AIX 5L 5.2, October 2002
- minimum Level necessary for POWER5
- Support for discs MPIO Fiber Chanel
- ISCSI Initiator dynamic software
- logical Partitioning
- AIX 5L 5.1, May 2001
- minimum Niveau necessary for POWER4
- Introduction of the core 64-bit
- static JFS2
- logical Partitionnement
- L applies to the possibility Linux
- Trusted Computing Base (TCB)
- AIX 4.3.3, September 1999
- Added online Backup function
- Workload Management (WLM)
- AIX 4.3.2, October 1998
- AIX 4.3.1, April 1998
- AIX 4.3, October 1997
- Support for 64-bit
- Support for IPv6
- AIX 4.2.1, April 1997
- NFS Version 3 support
- AIX 4.2, May 1996
- AIX 4.1.5, August 1996
- AIX 4.1.4, October 1995
- AIX 4.1.3, July 1995
- AIX 4.1.1, October 1994
- AIX 4.1, August 1994
- AIX v4, 1994
- AIX v3.2 1992
- AIX v3.1
- Introduction of Journaled Spins System (JFS)
- AIX v February 3rd, th and th 1990
- SMIT was introduced.
- AIX v2.0
- last version: 2.2.1
- AIX v1, 1986
- last version: 1.3.
- AIX v1 --> IBM PS/2 Micro Chanel structures GCV and IBM 6150 RT.
- AIX v2 --> 6150-series IBM RT.
- AIX v3 --> IBM POWER .
- AIX v4 --> IBM drunk PowerPC and NCV.
- AIX v5 --> IA6P4.
- AIX v5.1 --> Introduction of the logical Partitioning on POWER4
- AIX v5.2 --> JS20 PowerPC 970 based blade for IBM BladeCenter.
- AIX v5.3 --> Microphone-Partitioning on POWER5.
- AIX v6.1 --> Partitioning by workload on POWER6.
Positioning compared to the others *IX
- AIX had the reputation among its users to be incoherent with the other systems *IX. A usual joke was that its acronym meant “Ain' T Unix” ( it is not Unix ). In practice, UNIX had already so much mixed alternatives of BSD and System V that few people really knew where was the standard, nor even only if whoever had defined one of them. The problem is found to a lesser extent between distributions different of Linux (tools of administration and different high level installation).
- Some interesting ideas of AIX include orders such
rmuserand other things similar, making it possible to manage the accounts in the same way that files.
Test of differentiationTo offer a a little gravitational side, AIX version 3 also had in 1990 some assets:
- Management of the logical volumes (noncontiguous disk spaces, therefore extensible upon request, and seen like consecutive) out of standard.
- interactive Assistance in hypertext (all documentation) out of standard
- interactive Assistance in mode full screen with the management of the system (with possibility of generation of scripts) out of standard.
- But largest differentiating of AIX compared to another Unix is truly the utility " SMIT " who allows to manage the system since the recognition of the peripherals until the management of the licenses and the management of clusters (and to indicate on request the detail of the corresponding orders).
The involuntary assetHowever, one of the reasons of the success of AIX 3.0 at the beginning was ignored of IBM, and the customers hid it to him more the possible for a long time: IBM did not have with the departure thought of of invoicing its software maintenance like the other suppliers, and had kept the policy of specific in the past exemption from payment to its great systems. The terms of the contracts did not make it possible to return on this involuntary gift, but the situation was corrected in this respect as of the following version of AIX.
- Historique of the versions
- IBM RT PERSONAL INTERACTIVE COMPUTER ADVANCED EXECUTIVE OPERATING SYSTEM AND VIRTUAL RESOURCE MANAGER
- 27 YEARS OFF IBM RISC
- Public domain Software Library for AIX
- Broad Open Source Software Files for AIX
- FAQ Aix of developpez.com
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