While not included in the Base Operating System (“BOS”), the bash shell can be installed on AIX. The first step is to use the built-in RPM command to install one of the more-current RPMs from IBM’s OSS repository: aix# rpm -Uvh ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/bash/bash-4.2-3.aix6.1.ppc.rpm The next step is to actually enable the shell. Typically, on Linux, this… Read More


After installing a fresh copy of AIX 7.1, one of the first things most people want to do is connect to it via SSH. In order to do so, we must first install the SSH software. The good news is that doing this is quite simple. 1. Put the AIX installation DVD #1 of 2… Read More