What's new in AIX 7.2

Read about new or significantly changed information for the AIX 7.2 operating system.

What's new in AIX 7.2.5

For information about key technology-level enhancements that are available in AIX 7.2 Technology Level 5, see IBM AIX 7.2 Technology Level 5 (TL5) enhancements.

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How to see what's new or changed in documentation

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September 2021

The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.2 documentation:
  • Updated information about logical volume encryption in the following topics:
  • Added information about the acfo command. The acfo command manages the tuning parameters of the Advanced Crypto Facility (ACF).
  • Added information about the ntp_ssw command that is used to switch between network time protocol (NTP) version 3 and version 4. Also, updated the ntpd4, ntpdate4, and ntp-keygen4 commands.
  • Added information about the link-time optimization options in the ld command.
  • Added information about the nw_sessions flag in the rpvutil command.
  • Added information about the -S flag in the nxstat command.

November 2020

The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.2 documentation:

November 2019

The following information is a summary of the updates that are made to the AIX 7.2 documentation: