Updating system management services aix
Major new features in AIX 6.1 included full role-based access control, workload partitions (which enable application mobility), enhanced security (Addition of AES encryption type for NFS v3 and v4), and Live Partition Mobility on the POWER6 hardware.
In developing AIX, IBM and Interactive Systems Corporation (whom IBM contracted) also incorporated source code from 4.2 and 4.3 BSD UNIX.
In the late 1990s, under Project Monterey, IBM and the Santa Cruz Operation planned to integrate AIX and Unix Ware into a single 32-bit/64-bit multiplatform UNIX with particular emphasis on running on Intel IA-64 (Itanium) architecture CPUs.
A beta test version of AIX 5L for IA-64 systems was released, but according to documents released in the SCO v.
Several new features, including better scalability, enhanced clustering and management capabilities were added.
AIX 7.1 includes a new built-in clustering capability called Cluster Aware AIX.