- IBM Power Systems
- IBM Power S8 series servers
- IBM PurePower System
IBM Advanced Interactive eXecutive(AIX)
AIX 7.2(October 5, 2015) exploits POWER8 hardware features including accelerators and eight-way hardware multithreading.
Live update for Interim Fixes, Service Packs and Technology Levels – replaces the entire AIX kernel without impacting applications
runs on IBM Power Systems and on IBM PureSystems
Version 7.3 was released in April 2016
requiring little or no on-site attention from IT staff during normal operation
AIX programs are binary compatible with IBM i when using its PASE (Portable Applications System Environment)
Latest release 11i v3 Update 16 / March 2017
Available on IBM Power Systems™ servers and supported by the IBM AIX®, Linux® and IBM i operating systems
PowerVM, which comes in standard and enterprise versions;
PowerVM for PowerLinux only supports Linux and VIO Servers as guests and can run on any “L” model and is also the version provided in the Enterprise Systems IFLs. PowerVM for PowerLinux is logically equivalent to PowerVM Enterprise Edition, and includes Live Partition Mobility.
PowerVP: Secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications
PowerVC: Advanced virtualization management and cloud management for Power Systems
only supported on the “L” models. NOT on the S824L GPU model, nor any POWER7 systems.
PowerKVM does not support the pHyp interface, so OPAL (OpenPower Abstraction Layer), which is an alternative hardware interface, was created.
order the system with PowerVM：get both the vet codes and machine code for PowerVM
https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/availability/ Resiliency for AIX, Linux and IBM i
Simplify security management and compliance measurement
IBM Power Systems
previous generation: IBM System i
S821LC / S822LC Runs Ubuntu, SUSE and Red Hat Linux PowerVM and PowerKVM virtualization options
IBM Power S822, ESS, S812L, S822L and S824L Configurable into highly scalable Linux clusters
E850C, E870C and E880C cloud models • Runs AIX, IBM i and Linux
IBM Power S8 series servers
for mid-size business. Supports Linux, UNIX, and IBM i workloads
IBM PurePower System
Based on open standards