Learn how to perform such tasks as installing and maintaining the AIX® operating system
and optional software on standalone systems, and on client systems from a resource server using the
Network Install Management (NIM) interface. This topic also contains information about how to
migrate a system, manage system backups, install AIX updates, use alternate disk installation, and
troubleshoot problems with installation.
What's new in Installing
Read about new or significantly changed information for the Installing topic collection.
Scenarios: Installing AIX
Use how-to's to perform common installation tasks.
Installing the Base Operating System
There are multiple ways to install the AIX® base operating system.
Complete all configuration tasks that apply to your newly installed system. Two configuration tools are available to assist you.
Troubleshooting your installation
Find tactics for isolating installation and configuration problems, and their solutions.
Network Installation Management
AIX Network Installation Management (NIM) allows you to manage the installation of the Base Operating System (BOS) and optional software on one or more machines.
Creating and installing system backups
Use the following information to create and install system backups.
Optional products and service updates
After the base operating system (BOS) is installed, you might want to install optional software or service updates.
Software product packaging
The following is additional software product packaging information.
During a migration, the installation process determines which optional software products are installed on the existing version of the operating system. Components from previous releases that are replaced by new software in AIX 7.3 are installed at the AIX 7.3 level.
Partitioning your system is similar to partitioning a hard disk drive. When you partition a hard disk drive, you divide a single physical hard drive so that the operating system recognizes it as a number of separate logical hard drives.