back to article IBM rolls up (discounted) AIX Enterprise Edition

IBM is trying to make it easier for customers to manage complex, virtualized AIX servers and has therefore created a new variant of its AIX 6.1 platform - dubbed Enterprise Edition - that includes AIX add-ons and separately sold Tivoli systems management programs. It's all rolled up into a single instance - and with a discount …

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Joke

Discounted AIX?

Isn't that like a polished turd?

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Anonymous Coward

DB2 - Only on AIX - I think NOT.

Your inference that DB2 was only available on AIX is incorrect. DB2 in also on all UNIXs and LINUX.

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Incorrect comment - Correct term is Live Application Mobility

"The key WPAR program that IBM is adding into the Enterprise Edition release is called Workload Partition Manager, which was previously an add-on product, and this is what allows AIX WPARs and their workloads to be teleported from one physical machine to another using what IBM calls Live Partition Mobility."

Live Partition Mobility - Introduced with Power6 systems and migrates the entire partition including the OS. It is initiated and managed by the HMC (Hardware Management Console)

Live application mobility - migrates a WPAR to another machine or LPAR, feature of AIX 6 (and can thus be done even on Power4 or Power5 systems)

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Go

Why pay for a meal

...when you can have a free one (e.g. Solaris)

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@AC 2343

And Mainframe, also Windows and iSeries as well IIRC.

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