AIX

Enterprises need infrastructure that is secure, highly available and adaptable to meet changing business demands. AIX delivers these capabilities and more, with the performance, reliability and security your mission-critical data requires.

Leadership security

AIX maintains a strong, long-standing security focus and reputation. Security features include Trusted AIX to easily harden the security settings of the system and Trusted Execution to control the integrity of the system.

Unmatched uptime

IBM Power Systems running AIX 7.2 have the lowest percentage of unplanned annual server downtime and best-in-class reliability.* This powerful UNIX OS continues to provide game-changing features such as AIX Live Update, which allows you to apply new OS levels without a system restart.

Investment protection

With a 30-year history of innovation, AIX continues to deliver on its robust roadmap with every release. The long-standing AIX focus on binary compatibility allows applications to run unchanged and without recompilation on the newest releases—guaranteed.

Featured software and tools

IBM PowerVM

Implement a secure, stable virtualization environment for AIX on Power Systems.

AIX expansion pack

Extends the base operating system capabilities and is included with every new order when media is selected.

AIX web download pack

Offers additional application and tools available for download.

Open source package repository for AIX

Download open source and GNU software built for AIX. All the tools are packaged using the easy-to-install RPM format, and are simple to keep up-to-date with the yum package manager.

Compilers for AIX

Take advantage of a 60-day no-cost trial for any of these advanced compilers for AIX and Power Systems.

Software from Business Partners

Find more than 160 validated solutions to help you make the most of your investment in Power Systems.

Coop group improves customer satisfaction

Learn how Coop Group deployed SAP HANA alongside AIX applications on IBM Power Systems to learn from near real-time insights into orders and inventory.

Latest versions

AIX 7.2

Innovation for enterprise UNIX

  • AIX Live Update allows non-disruptive kernel updates
  • Built-In Dynamic System Optimizer for maximizing the efficiency of your system
  • AIX integrated I/O caching for flash optimized storage solutions
  • SR-IOV-enhanced virtual networking with live partition mobility support for better performance and scaling
  • Support for the Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI)
  • Latest version with a more frequent release schedule
  • Continued binary compatibility with earlier releases of AIX

AIX 7.1

Proven and stable

  • Binary compatibility with previous releases of IBM AIX®
  • Tremendous vertical scalability to provide capacity and growth for your IT infrastructure
  • Built-in clustering capabilities to simplify high availability
  • Enhancements to virtualization capabilities to provide flexibility to support changing workloads
  • Exploits the IBM POWER® technology and virtualization to help deliver superior performance and efficiency

Explore what is possible in each version of AIX

AIX is built to run on IBM Power Systems to fully exploit the new technologies introduced with each generation. Use our comparison charts and mapping information to explore the features and hardware supported by each version of AIX.

Our processes are tightly integrated, and manufacturing systems around the globe need seamless access to our business data. IBM Power Systems, IBM AIX and IBM DB2 are highly reliable, helping us achieve the extremely high availability we need for our business-critical SAP ERP application.

—Hermann Burtscher, SAP Basis Manager, Hirschmann Automotive

Knowledge Center

Browse the extensive library of AIX product documentation, release notes and videos.

Redbooks

Explore technical documents like performance optimization, version differences and more - authored by IBM i experts to help you address your technical needs.

developerWorks

Find blogs, announcements and resources for AIX developers.

Integrated Server Based I/O Caching of SAN Based Data

AIX 7.2 offers server side caching of storage data which can be enabled dynamically. Learn more about the implementation and configuration of this feature.

IBM AIX Standard Edition delivers a new monthly pricing option

Now available with a new monthly pricing option to provide more flexibility for cloud-based use cases.

AIX 7 enhancements to security, availability and cloud enablement

New enhancement for AIX 7 clients to protect, monitor, and efficiently manage updates to their infrastructure.

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