Is the AIX PowerPC Altiris Agent for UNIX compatible with the IBM P-series server?

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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Is the AIX PowerPC version of the Altiris Agent for UNIX compatible with the IBM P-series (non-PowerPC) server?

Answer
P-series servers have POWER4 and POWER5 processors, which should be compatible with PowerPC. The AIX PowerPC version of the Altiris Agent for UNIX should be compatible. Altiris has done basic testing on the P-series platform, and it appears to function properly. Future architecture changes by IBM may affect compatibility, however.