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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.4

AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive)
AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) Technology

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Description: AIX is IBM`s implementation of the UNIX operating system. AIX is derived from both AT&T Unix System V and 4.3 BSD and it offers the Korn (ksh) shell, Bourne (sh) and C (csh) shells. The current generation of this product, AIX 5L is open and conforms to The Open Group`s Single UNIX Specification Version 3. It provides fully integrated support for 32- and 64-bit applications running concurrently in their full range of scalability. AIX 5L supports the IBM eServer p5, IBM eServer pSeries, IBM eServer i5 and IBM RS/6000 server product lines, as well as IntelliStation POWER and RS/6000 workstations. AIXL (AIX 5L) is IBM`s key element to IBM`s AIX / Linux affinity strategy, IBM is working to implement Linux API compatibility within AIX and deliver a common set of application development tools and utilities across AIX and Linux.

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.4
Decision Date: 04/21/2020
Introduced By: Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) TRM Team
Vendor Name: International Business Machines (IBM)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/21/2020).