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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

AIX Unix (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) is a proprietary operating system developed by IBM based on UNIX System V.

Before the product was ever marketed, the acronym AIX originally stood for Advanced IBM UNIX.

The scalable AIX 5L 5.3 supports up to 64 central processing units and two terabytes (TB) of random access memory.

The JFS2 file system—first introduced by IBM as part of AIX—supports computer files and partitions up to 16 TB in size. 

(The WikiPedia has a long page on all aspects of AIX Unix.)


  • IBM's AIX Unix site 
    IBM says, AIX 5L™ is an open, UNIX® operating system that allows you to run the applications you want, on the hardware you want. More 
    IBM's AIX and System P info center is here. Lots of info.

  • Forum for AIX
    May be a great place to get questions answered.

  • AIX Public Domain Software Library
    This site includes packages, warning, disclaimers, FAQs and more. Also included are piles of accessories, such as games, editors, unitlities, and more. Brought to you by:
    The Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science
    University of California, LOS ANGELES

  • Benchmarks and tools for AIX
    from the Center for Internet Security. CIS says: The Benchmark is a compilation of security configuration actions and settings that "harden" AIX operating systems. It is a CIS Level-I Benchmark the prudent level of minimum due care for operating system security.

  • The Bull Open Software archive for AIX
    Has source codes and some accessories for your AIX.

  • Xephon's AIX Update Journal
    Monthly AIX journal for Professionals. Paid subscription, but has some free stuff available.

  • Sourceforge
    Open SecureShell installation images for AIX. Some technical help is available.

  • AIX Perfomrance tuning with SarCheck
    SarCheck analyzes your AIX system for possible performance bottlenecks and tells you how to correct them.

  • AIX Backup Software
    Storix bills itself as the most complete data restore product for Aix and Linux.

  • Open Sound System for AIX
    Device drivers for popular soundcards under IBM AIX 4.x

  • Comp.unix.aix FAQ Newsgroup FAQs from UseNet. Rather ancient, but there might be something of use if you have an older AIX system.

  • Uninersity of Penn has an AIX FAQ - It's rather ancient.

Books on Amazon

  • Essential System Administration, Third Edition - Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.

  • IBM Certification Study Guide P5 And Pseries Administration And Support for Aix 5l Version 5.3 An amazon reviewer states: This book covers just about every nook and cranny that may become necessary for AIX administrators. You may not need everything but they will come a time you will need something covered in this book.