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AIX Installation in a Partitioned Environment

About This Book

This book describes different ways to install the AIX 5L Version 5.2 operating system in a partitioned environment, including using a CD-ROM device to install AIX, the Network Installation Management (NIM) interface, and alternate disk installation.

Before continuing, ensure that the service representative has completed the following tasks:

If either of these processes has not been completed, contact your service representative.

To learn more about the planning issues associated with creating logical partitions, see the IBM Hardware Management Console for pSeries Installation and Operations Guide for information on the following tasks:

For more information on IBM eServer pSeries systems and the AIX operating system, refer to the IBM eServer pSeries Information Center at the following URL:


Who Should Use This Book

This guide is for system administrators who manage the installation, configuration, and maintenance of one or more logical partitions that run the AIX operating system. Readers should be familiar with the installation concepts, understand AIX system administration, and know how to manage a network environment.


The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:

Bold Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.
Italics Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.
Monospace Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.

Case-Sensitivity in AIX

Everything in the AIX operating system is case-sensitive, which means that it distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters. For example, you can use the ls command to list files. If you type LS, the system responds that the command is "not found." Likewise, FILEA, FiLea, and filea are three distinct file names, even if they reside in the same directory. To avoid causing undesirable actions to be performed, always ensure that you use the correct case.

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