Aug 10, 2011
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How to upgrade AIX TL level from OLD to NEW

Question

I have upgraded my OS from AIX5.3 to AIX6.1, now i need to upgrade the Technology Level The current version is the following:
root@myserver:/:>oslevel -s
6100-02-01-0847
root@myserver:/:>oslevel -sq
Known Service Packs

6100-04-07-1036
6100-04-06-1034
6100-04-05-1015
6100-04-04-1014
6100-04-03-1009
6100-04-02-1007
6100-04-01-0944
6100-03-07-1036
6100-03-06-1034
6100-03-05-1015
6100-03-04-1014
6100-03-03-0943
6100-03-02-0939
6100-03-01-0921
6100-02-10-1036
6100-02-09-1034
6100-02-08-1015
6100-02-07-1014
6100-02-06-0943
6100-02-05-0939
6100-02-04-0920
6100-02-03-0909
6100-02-02-0849
6100-02-01-0847
6100-02-00-0000
6100-01-09-1015
6100-01-08-1014
6100-01-07-0943
6100-01-06-0939
6100-01-05-0920
6100-01-04-0909
6100-01-03-0846
6100-01-02-0834
6100-01-01-0823
6100-00-11-0943
6100-00-10-0939
6100-00-09-0920
6100-00-08-0909
6100-00-07-0846
6100-00-06-0834
6100-00-05-0822
6100-00-04-0815
6100-00-03-0808
6100-00-02-0750
6100-00-01-0748
My Question to which TL i can jump from the existing one.?
Thank you

Answer

I would recommend the newest one (6100-06-04-1112), which you can download from Fix Central web site ( http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ ).

Take a look at e.g. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aixtlupdate/index.html to see possible TL update strategies.

If you want to determine what you have currently installed, then run instfix -i|grep SP. This will tell you for which TLs you have complete filesets, and for which not. The list of filesets missing to form a complete TL run instfix -ciqk 5200-09-01_SP|grep ":-:"

Caveats: make sure your TL download is complete. I had problems with truncated files, which then wedged upgrade process. Also double check that you have no exotic software that wouldn’t cooperate with a changed TL. Then see if your firmware, HMC, PowerHA/HACMP is compatible with the new TL.

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