Technical white paper

HP-UX 11i compatibility forHPE Integrity and HP 9000 servers

Introduction

Hewlett Packard Enterprise understands your need for investment protection. By providing multiple levels of compatibility between operating system releases, between hardware platforms, on virtual machines, and even between chip architectures, we believe the HP-UX operating system provides the most comprehensive investment protection in the industry (see Appendix for a definition of levels of compatibility).

Compatibility across operating system releases and hardware platforms

For well-behaved user space applications, (see Appendix for the definition of well-behaved and other terms) HPE:
  • Maintains forward data, source, build environment, and binary compatibility across all hardware platforms of the same architecture family (for example, Intel Itanium or PA-RISC), which are supported by the same version of HP-UX.