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Upgrading AIX and VIOS


The table below provides guidelines for upgrading AIX (update or migration). Related information:
Your current  version is: You need to update or migrate to  version: How to update / migrate:
AIX 3.2.x
AIX 4.1.x
AIX 4.2.x
AIX 4.3.y Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).
AIX 4.3.x AIX 4.3.y 1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of one of the procedures below:
AIX 4.3.x AIX 5.1.y / AIX 5.2.y or  AIX 5.3.y Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).

AIX 5.1.x AIX 5.1.z 1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the following procedure:
AIX 5.1.x AIX 5.2.y / AIX 5.3.y or AIX 6.1.y Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).

AIX 5.2.x AIX 5.2.y 1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the following procedure:
AIX 5.2.x AIX 5.3.y or AIX 6.1.y Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).

AIX 5.3.x AIX 5.3.y 1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the following procedure:
AIX 5.3.x AIX 6.1.y or
AIX 7.1 y
Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).



AIX 6.1.x
AIX 6.1.y
1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the following procedure:
AIX 6.1.x AIX 7.1.y Contact your Bull Customer Services representative.
For Bull employees go to :
Bull internal support resources related to AIX upgrade and migration (Bull restricted access).
AIX 7.1.x AIX 7.1.y 1. Order the AIX update software.
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the following procedure:



VIOS 1.x VIOS 1.y 1. Order the VIOS update software
2. Perform the update operation with the help of the VIOS 1.y SRB, see at : http://support.bull.com/ols/product/system/aix/infodoc/cs/srb/
VIOS 1.x
(x greater or equal to 3)
VIOS 2.1.3.10 1. Order the VIOS migration media : DVD Reference76742818-101
2. Perform the upgrade operation described at the following WEB site :   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400000258
A procedure in french is available at :
http://support.bull.com/ols/product/system/aix/int/topics/virtualization/power6
See section :  POWER VM Virtualization and Partitions Administration
VIOS 2.1 VIOS 2.2.0.10 FP24 SP2 1. Order the VIOS FP24 update software : CDs Reference 76742792-001 + 76742904-001
     See SRB PowerVM 2.2
2 . Perform the update operation described at the following WEB site :
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400000259
VIOS 2.1 VIOS 2.2.1.4 FP25 SP2 1. Order the VIOS update software : DVDs Reference 76743036-101 + 76743200-101
     See SRB PowerVM 2.2.1.4
2 . Perform the update operation described at the following WEB site :  https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400000800
VIOS 2.1 VIOS 2.2.2.1 FP26 1. Order the VIOS update software : DVD Reference 76743263-101
    See SRB PowerVM 2.2.2.1
2 . Perform the update operation described at the following WEB site :
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400001373
VIOS 2.1 VIOS 2.2.2.2 FP26 SP01 1. Order the VIOS update software : DVD Reference 76743381-101
    See SRB PowerVM 2.2.2.2
2 . Perform the update operation described at the following WEB site :
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400001448
VIOS 2.1 VIOS 2.2.3.1 FP27  1. Order the VIOS update software : DVD Reference 76743492-101
    See SRB PowerVM 2.2.3
2 . The minimum current ioslevel must be the 2.2.2.1(FP26) before updating to 2.2.3.1 level. If needed, you can download the FP26 level from : http://support.bull.com/ols/product/system/aix/fix/cs/
3.  Perform the update operation described at the following WEB site :
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400001703

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