Monthly Archives: February 2012

AIX 5.3 Service Extension

In 2004, the “Opportunity” rover landed on Mars. Janet Jackson had a “wardrobe malfunction”, Google launched gmail, and AIX Version 5.3 was released. Eight years later, AIX Version 5.3 will officially go out of standard support at the end of … Continue reading

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AIX Service Pack best practices

As discussed previously, IBM periodically delivers new function, new hardware support, and cumulative fixes for AIX in software updates called “Technology Levels”.  The name “Technology Level” was created in 2005 to replace the former name “Maintenance Level”. The new name … Continue reading

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Some “Whys” about AIX Technology Levels and Service Packs

Here are the answers to a couple of “Why” questions that I have gotten recently about how we roll out AIX fixes such as Technology Levels and Service Packs. The first question: “Why does a new Service Pack comes out at … Continue reading

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