AIX on Power - Performance FAQ (PDF, 1.65MB)
This document is intended to address most frequently asked questions concerning AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 performance on Power Systems, and provide best practice guidelines for most commonly seen performance issues.

Active Memory Expansion Performance (PDF, 156KB)
Describes the process of Active Memory Expansion, a POWER7™ feature, and reports measurements on a typical workload which illustrates the beneficial effects.

Active Memory Expansion: Overview and Usage Guide (PDF, 345KB)
An overview of POWER7’s Active Memory Expansion technology, as well as guidance on how to deploy and monitor workloads with Active Memory Expansion.

IBM AIX Operating System Release and Service Strategy (PDF, 111KB)
IBM enhanced the AIX® operating system (OS) Release and Service Strategy in 2011 as part of the ongoing effort to improve the manageability of the AIX operating system for our clients.

IBM AIX Operating System Service Strategy Details and Best Practices (PDF, 122KB)
Understand the practical aspects of the AIX Release and Service strategy and the best practices for applying patches and maintaining the AIX operating system.

Using AIX with Microsoft Active Directory
This paper describes how the AIX LDAP client can be use Microsoft Active Director as a user and group repository and authentication source.

Understanding the AIX Virtual Memory Manager
Overview of how the AIX® virtual memory manager (AIX VMM) works and how to use tunable parameters to adjust the operation of the AIX VMM

Workload Partitions in AIX 6
Determine the value that WPARs can provide in your environment. What can WPARs do that Logical Partitions (LPARs) could not? How and when should you use WPARs?

Live Application Mobility in AIX 6
This article explores how and when to use Live Application Mobility and how to configure a system and its applications to run it.

DB2 Enterprise Server performance with POWER5+ and AIX 5L multipage support
This paper talks about the IBM DB2, Version 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows exploitation of multiple page sizes and also shares some performance results, as measured internally on IBM POWER5+ processor-based systems running the IBM AIX 5L operating system.

AIX 5L NFS Client Performance Improvements for Databases on NAS
Running a database over a file system structure is now a popular alternative to the traditional storage method using raw logical volumes. The performance issues of buffered I/O and concurrency have been solved with evolving file system technology and are now available on NFS with the latest level of AIX 5L V5.3 ML 3.

Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA) on AIX 5L
The Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA) moves the system administrator away from the manual task of retrieving maintenance updates from the Web. SUMA, which is included in the base AIX 5L Version 5.3 operating system, provides clients with flexible, policy-based options allowing them to perform unattended downloads of all AIX 5L updates from the IBM eServer Support Web site.

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