System Requirements for AIX File Systems

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the AIX file system.

Operating System


  • Use the most recent version of the operating system that is listed. The Commvault software fully supports the most recent version of an operating system, until the vendor ends support. More recent versions of the Commvault software might not install on operating systems that are not supported by the vendor anymore. For information about the support lifecycle of an operating system, contact the vendor.

  • Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit


AIX 7.1 64-bit


AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit


Hard Drive


Space required


1 GB

Job results folder

To calculate the space required for the job results folder, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation.

Log folder

500 MB

File System

  • Enhanced Journal File System (JFS2)

  • General Parallel File System (GPFS)

  • Journal File System (JFS)

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

  • VERITAS File System (VxFS)

Volume Managers

  • Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)


If clustering is supported by the operating system, you can install the software on a cluster. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

  • An additional 1.5 GB for every 500,000 folders in the backup data

IBM Fileset Dependency

Verify that the devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api fileset exists on the AIX computer.

Schedule Jobs Using a Client Computer's Time Zone

The client computer has to be in one of the standard time zones recognized by the CommServe server. Otherwise, the CommServe server is not updated with the client computer's time zone and the jobs scheduled using the client computer's time zone might not run.


Certain third-party software and service releases (together, "Releases") may not be supported by Commvault. You are solely responsible for ensuring Commvault’s products and services are compatible with any such Releases.