Updating to service pack 3
Boot Image Verification The hd5 logical volume holds your boot image.
There are a few checks to make against your boot image before starting your update_all process.
Update_all This is the recommended method of installation when upgrading your technology level or service pack level only.
This installation method should not be used when attempting to upgrade the version or release level of your operating system. 5300-0x to 6100-0x - do NOT use update_all 6100-0x to 7100-0x - do NOT use update_all For information on upgrading your (V)ersion or (R)elease of AIX please see this document : The back-out It is recommended to have at least one back-out method available to you in case a restore is required.
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Any other entries under “PV2”..etc, simply represent mirrored copies.
Next, verify your boot image can be successfully recreated using the hdisk# from above and by using /dev/ipldevice.
Previous to 5300-07 updates are recognized by their last numerical level entry only. install 220.127.116.11 Beginning with 5300-07 the 3rd number, or “Maintenance Level” number will also be included and will represent the Technology level of the fileset, followed by the “Fix Level”. install 18.104.22.168 Oslevel You will also notice a change to how the operating system level reads.
(Version, Release, Maintenance Level, Fix Level) This represents your operating system level and is mentioned because of the change made in the 5300-07 technology level update.
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This document describes the recommended preparation and process when considering updating your system to a new technology level or adding a service pack to an existing technology level. With the introduction of 5300-06 you will notice more information provided when running the ‘oslevel’ command.