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Old 07-14-2017, 05:13 AM   #1
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Need your advise about Linux and AIX


Hi experts,

I am newborn in case of LINUX, so I kinda need all your advise about LINUX environment.

I need to install new server using CENTOS or Red Hat and after that I need to install specific applications in those server. Before that, I already have AIX server running for several years and because one and another, we decided to move from AIX to LINUX. My question is, can I use my old installer for AIX when I want to install it in CENTOS or Red Hat? Because from my surfing in internet, AIX and LINUX basically using same base although there are some difference in command and architecture.

Sorry for my bad English, and if I misunderstand something, please correct me.

Regards,
Jef
 
Old 07-14-2017, 06:19 AM   #2
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installer of what?
The OS has its own installer and also it has its own package management system.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 06:35 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. Your custom 'install'=config scripts? Spend more/deeper time on web-research

http://bhami.com/rosetta.html (cmd comparison. Both Unix but 'totally' different!) ksh vs bash

LQsearch: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ion-4175599811
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-4175547048/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-4175593684/

Best wishes! Hint: be ultra-precise with details posted. Thanks!

p.s. IF you have a PC/Mac, maybe try VirtualBox.com to play with CentOS7: in just minutes, you can run Linux, like an 'app'! and begin to learn first-hand!

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Old 07-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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To install CentOS, first consider whether you want a GUI or not. If you do, you can install from one of the small installation disks. If you don't, you need the big disk that lets you do a custom installation: it offers the choice of server, data-base server, etc and the opportunity to pick software.

To add software, try to get what you want from CentOS compatible repositories. These are listed here
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
Note the need to set priority for repositories if you use any that might overwrite the base installation.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 04:01 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to LQ.
Linux and Unix are not the same. Programs won't interchange easily usually.
If the AIX programs were really posix they may work with some or little effort.
You may wish to look at the BSD OS too. Might as well look at Solaris too.

Red Hat has support for this issue. https://www.redhat.com/en/technologi...-linux/migrate

IBM has support for moving to linux I believe also.

There are plenty of web pages devoted to migrating to linux or bsd.

Telling us more about these programs may help.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 11:49 PM   #6
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Hi experts,

I want to install SAP and Oracle database in these LINUX server. Can I use AIX installer for those 2 application?

Regards,
Jef
 
Old 07-15-2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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Reread posts 4 and 5
AIX != Linux

That's like asking if you can use your windows installer to add a Linux package.

Linux distros have repositories of software. Or you can compile your own for your kernel and systemland.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #8
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My understanding of your main question, jefr_kur90, is that you are wondering whether you can use the AIX installers for your various applications to install those same applications on your new linux server, once that is installed.

The answers from other members indicate that this is not possible, for the most part. You would want to use linux versions of those installers ("packages"), preferably maintained by your distribution (Red Hat or Centos). Worst case, you would have to compile from source code.

Cheers !
 
Old 07-15-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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To make things more clear, the answer is "NO"!

AIX software will not install or run properly on a LINUX system. They may, in some cases, be compiled from the same source but they are compiled to a different target environment.

That said, some SCRIPTS may work as long as they are intelligently written for generality and do not depend upon unique features of one OS or the other. The things you are discussing are not scripts, and not portable between operating systems.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #10
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Your AIX hardware may be big-endian, but your new server will be little-endian: that would certainly prevent software transfer! Data can be converted, of course:
http://ginodalfonso.blogspot.co.uk/2...om-aix-to.html

If you search on-line for "aix to linux migration" you'll find some useful guides (like a pdf from Red Hat) and discussions.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 09:08 PM   #11
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We all agree that you can't do what you want, not practical. (don't confuse remotely possible with practical)

If this is a corporate system you may consider using a commercial OS. Things like real time OS's to BSD/solaris(unix), to Linux are available with support staff on hand and vast amounts of training available.

The free choices available I suspect would allow you to migrate to Linux or another OS. It may depend on the exact use of your software still. SAP is a bit vague.

Using any of the big name databases is available to many OS's both free and commercial.

Oracle I think offers a VM of their RH clone linux with database installed.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 09:29 PM   #12
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It looks like you've already gotten some good advice, so I'll just say I have experience with AIX and almost anything would be better than it.
 
  


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