Transition to AIX from Solaris

Partitioning and virtualization

From the developerWorks archives

Ken Milberg

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: February 12, 2008

You've been working with Solaris for ten years now and, like many other companies, you have just started a large server consolidation and migration project to AIX® 6.1 from Solaris 10. Many of the commands are similar, but you need to know how to work with partitioning and virtualization. What are the partitioning differences between an IBM® and Sun server? Furthermore, what do you need to know about workload partitions (WPARs) to make a successful transition from containers? What are some of the similarities and differences between WPARs and zones, and how does the process differ from creating zones and WPARs? Finally, what can you do on the IBM System p™ that you can't do with Sun servers? These are some of the questions addressed in this article, with the objective of making your transition easier.

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