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Check out this IBM Redbook for the latest features of the AIX operating system, including those that became available recently with AIX 7.2 Technology Level 4.

IBM AIX Enhancements and Modernization

With IBM AIX 7.2 TL 2, the AIX operating system supports the new communication protocol solution SMC-R. A new white paper demonstrates and summarizes the benefits of using SMC-R in a distributed SAP on AIX environment.

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This Technical Brief from IBM provides a collection of recommendations and best practices for implementing and running SAP landscapes on IBM Power Systems. The focus of this paper is on the PowerVM-related system configuration aspects.

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Server Message Block (SMB) Version 2.1 now supported for AIX

The AIX operating system now supports Server Message Block (SMB) Version 2.1 and it is available through AIX Web Download Pack Programs and the AIX expansion pack for AIX 7.1 and 7.2.

Server Message Block (SMB) client file systemAIX CIFS (SMB1) mount feature no longer supported on AIX 7.2

AIX 7.2 Technology Level 4 is available

AIX 7.2 Technology Level 4 is available and supported for SAP. For announcement and summary of capabilities see:

IBM AIX 7.2 with Technology Level 4 Release NotesSAP Note 2267287 - Using SAP systems with AIX 7.2

PowerHA 7.2.3 supports Standalone Enqueue Server 2

The latest PowerHA SystemMirror Version 7.2.3, Smart Assist for SAP discovers and supports both Standalone Enqueue Server and Standalone Enqueue Server 2.

IBM PowerHA 7.2.3 release notesEnqueue Server 2 documentation in SAP Help Portal

SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM

Although the references to POWER hardware are out-dated, the IBM Redbook "SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM" still contains a lot of valuable information about POWER and POWER VM features and how they can be utilized in the SAP context. The managing and monitoring chapters provide deep technical insights which are still valid.

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