Mimicing aix or which linux version?

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Hi,

I need to mimic AIX for my website that suppose to run under IBM HTTP server.

I find out that i cannot use VMWare and Virtualbox and i don't have the relevant hardware.

So, my question is that which UNIX/LINUX derivative is closest to IBM AIX in terms of usage (commands, shell, setting up a webserver)?

Regards.
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Commented:
In case for setting up HTTP server, I would suggest to go with CentOS/RHEL.

TY/SA
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No Linux mimics AIX.
IBM HTTP Server is installable where there is no satisfactory apache included in Linux distribution.
For managing the Web app/service rather than the server itself, there are no major differences between AIX and Linux; bash vs Korn shell, creating directories, users etc.  Managing OS & security, firewalls, disks, filesystems etc. are a different matter, so consider what you would do to set up a fresh AIX system for this purpose and post that checklist if you need further advice.

WebSphere HTTPserver has it's own installer, so no worries about using the OS package installation utilities.

I know IBM package some SUSE rpms, e.g. Java, so I expect they would offer good support for HTTPserver on SUSE (the setup the company I'm currently with is using WebSphere on SUSE), but I would expect them to support RHEL equally well
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Ibm HTTP server is Apache with mod_ssl replaced with IBM crypto toolkit.
Normal apache is included in any linux distribution out there.
Ok, i ll give a shot with Centos.

Regards.
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start wih centos 7 and get a free ride for 10 years...
Hi,

Is Samba native to Centos? The AIX in place uses Samba.

Regards.
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Samba can be configured in CentOS.. yes...

TY/SA
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Yes, you can install samba or samba4.
I went for 6.5 as 7 had issues with eth0 after a scratch install
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OK, 7.0 is very different.

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