Two versions of AIX are currently available: 4.3.3 and 5.1.
Installation media is available with the purchase of new machines,
or it is available to you on CD-ROM media or via NFS mount as
To acquire CD-ROM copies of the latest AIX release or access
to the NFS mounts of this software send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do this well in advance of when you need them, so we have time
to copy the media for you!
You should read the IBM AIX Installation Guide for AIX 4.3.3 or 5.1 before
beginning. IBM has also published some installation tips for
AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1,
which we have mirrored locally.
DoIT has a specific manner in which it installs AIX on IBM pSeries
hardware, in order to maximize reliability and minimize support
issues. Those installation checklists and guidelines for AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1 are
listed here for your convenience. Note that just because we think
things are a good idea doesn't necessarily mean it's right for
you (your mileage may vary). They are, after all, guidelines.