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Understanding AIX Versions

The oslevel command helps plan updates


Staying Current

It's worthwhile getting familiar with the oslevel command syntax (see links). Understanding your AIX levels will help you stay up-to-date with important new features, which in turn will protect your systems by including fixes for critical problems.







Links

AIX Service Strategy Details and Best Practices
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/best/aix_service_strategy_v8.pdf

AIX Technology Level Update Strategies
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aixtlupdate/index.html
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/best/home.html

AIX Service and Support Best Practices for Power Systems
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/best/home.html

AIX 6.1 Installation and Migration
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/topic/com.ibm.aix.install/doc/insgdrf/bos_migration_installation.htm

AIX oslevel Command Documentation
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v7r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.cmds/doc/aixcmds4/oslevel.htm

Anthony English is an AIX specialist based in Sydney, Australia.


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