AIX Version 6.1

Open, secure, scalable, reliable UNIX operating system for IBM Power Systems servers

Feature Benefits
Virtualization  
AIX Workload Partitions Reduced administration, improved system efficiency
Live Application Mobility Increased application availability, enhanced workload manageability and energy savings
AIX Live Partition Mobility Increased application availability, enhanced workload manageability and energy savings1,2
Multiple Shared Processor Pools Greater resource management flexibility and reduced application software expense1,2
Shared Dedicated Processors Improved server utilization1,2
Security
Role Based Access Control Improved security, decreased administration costs
Encrypting Filesystem Improved security
Trusted AIX Highest level of security for critical government and business workloads
AIX Security Expert Improved security, decreased administration costs by enabling federated management of security across multiple AIX systems
Secure by Default Improved security on initial installations of AIX 6
Trusted Execution Improved security
Filesystem Permissions Tool Improved security
Near-continuous Availability
Concurrent AIX Updates Greater system availability, improved security by enabling critical security patches to be installed without causing an outage
Storage Keys Improved AIX availability1 and improved application availability2
Dynamic Tracing Easier resolution to application execution and performance problems
Enhanced First Failure Data Capture Increased AIX reliability and quicker problem resolution
Nonintrusive Service Aids Increased AIX reliability and quicker problem resolution
Functional Recovery Routines Increased AIX and application reliability and availability
Manageability
AIX Workload Partitions Reduced administrative expense by reducing the number of AIX operating systems to maintain. Greater flexibility to deploy and manage workloads
Live Application Mobility Improved flexibility to improve application availability and performance and to reduce energy costs
PowerVM Workload Partitions Manager Reduced management costs by providing federated management of workload partitions across the enterprise
AIX Live Partition Mobility Improved flexibility to improve application availability and performance and to reduce energy costs1,2
IBM System Director Console for AIX Reduced administrative costs and improved administrative effectiveness by enabling Web-based administration across multiple AIX instances
Automatic Variable Page Size Improved performance with reduced administrative effort
AIX Runtime Expert Simplifies providing consistent configuration of multiple AIX systems.
IBM Systems Director agent included in base AIX installation Enables AIX systems for immediate management by IBM Systems Director
Supported versions of openssh and openssl included on base AIX installation media Simplified installation of the commonly used open source tools

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IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


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