SerNet provides SAMBA+ software packages for IBM's AIX Unix operating system. SAMBA+ AIX consists of a tar ball with an installation script. This minimizes dependencies on third-party libraries or other external package sources. The superiority over conventional AIX packages is also reflected in mature tests and regular updates. Join one of our AIX Webinars to learn more!

The packages for AIX are based on SerNet's many years of experience. Our own Samba team has already worked several times on the realization of individual customer projects with Samba for AIX as well as the porting of Samba software for different Unix distributions.

SAMBA+ AIX can be purchased as a subscription with a term of 1, 2 or 3 years in the SAMBA+ shop. We offer a SAMBA+ AIX 30-day free trial version to test for yourself. Please fill out and submit the form on the right.


Among others, the following features are supported:

  • integrated solution for unified identity, privileged access management and activity auditing – this leverages your existing investments in identity infrastructure
  • Member of the Samba server in an Active Directory domain
    (important for rights & identity management and overall compliance)
  • latest protocol version SMB 3
  • timely security updates and bug fixes releases
  • high flexibility in installation and administration
  • no dependencies on third-party libraries or other external package sources
  • GPFS Support (beta)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Support
  • support for hardware accellerated compression on supported Power9 and Power10 platforms
  • optional enterprise-grade support with 24/7 SLA

Supported platforms:

  • AIX 7


Compared to other packages available, SAMBA+ AIX offers further advantages:

  • built with the native IBM compiler instead of "gcc"
  • built on and for AIX 7.x (packages built for AIX 6 may have compatibility issues)
  • reliable winbind functionality, even for modern Active Directory domains
  • minimal dependencies to other AIX packages

The administration of the subscription as well as the download of SAMBA+ AIX is done via the open source system OPOSSO. Details are explained in our AIX How-to.

In addition, Support Budgets can be purchased to quickly and easily access the expertise of SerNet's Samba team.

Insight: Samba on AIX

For sambaXP 2022 Björn Jacke, longtime member of the international Samba Team and SerNet's AIX expert, gave a quick insight how to setup and configure Samba for AIX. We provide the recording in our YouTube channel. You can also find a longer tutorial there.

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