We have a very nicely equipped 2010 Power 520 running AIX 7.1, but want to get away from IBM software entitlements. This machine has been well-cared for since we have it under IBM maintenance (for now) and it has a lot more life left. I have looked at some options and it appears we could try to install a linux distribution in place of AIX. This is new territory for me so I am asking for help/advice on proceeding. My web searches have not brought up any "i've done this before and here are the steps" type of pages lol so any warnings/cautions/good advice will be heeded.
I have the full config file attached in case you would like to see it. It would be awesome if we could keep the PCI-XDDR dual channel ultra 320 SCSI adapter working with the IBM 3580 backup tape drive and have both functioning with the new OS too.