Upgrade of AIX to new TL - Aix

This is a discussion on Upgrade of AIX to new TL - Aix ; I have a p570 that was at AIX 5.3 ML 3. I needed to upgrade to 5.3 TL6 service pack 3 for a software system that my company has written. I downloaded the 5300-06 TL fix pack the SP3 fixpack. ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Upgrade of AIX to new TL

  1. Upgrade of AIX to new TL

    I have a p570 that was at AIX 5.3 ML 3. I needed to upgrade to 5.3 TL6
    service pack 3 for a software system that my company has written. I
    downloaded the 5300-06 TL fix pack the SP3 fixpack. I performed a
    smitty update_all and everything seemd to go well (only 1 failure on a
    package that is not installed). Rebooted the system, when it came back
    up I did an:
    oslevel -s
    and it came back with:
    5300-05-CSP-000.

    Why didn't it go all the way to 5300-06-03-xxxx?
    and how to I get the system to TL 6

  2. Re: Upgrade of AIX to new TL

    Craig Johnson wrote:
    > I have a p570 that was at AIX 5.3 ML 3. I needed to upgrade to 5.3 TL6
    > service pack 3 for a software system that my company has written. I
    > downloaded the 5300-06 TL fix pack the SP3 fixpack. I performed a
    > smitty update_all and everything seemd to go well (only 1 failure on a
    > package that is not installed). Rebooted the system, when it came back
    > up I did an:
    > oslevel -s
    > and it came back with:
    > 5300-05-CSP-000.
    >
    > Why didn't it go all the way to 5300-06-03-xxxx?
    > and how to I get the system to TL 6


    Hi
    oslevel has flags that can tell you the filesets at lower levels
    so you can check and fix the problem.

    # oslevel -h
    Usage: oslevel [ -l | -g | -q ] [ -r ] [ -f ]
    -l : List filesets at levels earlier than maintenance level
    specified by the parameter
    -g : List filesets at levels later than maintenance level
    specified by the parameter
    -q : List names of known maintenance levels
    -r : Applies all flags to Recommended Maintenance Levels
    -f : Forces cache rebuilt

    Output indicates that base system software is entirely at
    or above a particular maintenance level. Corresponding output
    would be 4.1.1.0 first AIX 4.1 maintenance level.

    The additional options may be specified to determine which
    filesets differ from the maintenance level.

    Usage: oslevel [ -l | -g | -q ] [ -r | -s ] [ -f ]
    -s : Applies all flags to Service Packs


    --
    * Alberto Varesio * - /IBM eServer Certified Specialist/
    /S&N Competence Center Application Engineer/
    * SPAZIOSYSTEM S.p.A. * - http://www.spaziosystem.com/
    Tel.: +39 011 19520213 - Cell.: 335 1811324

    Confidential notice: This message and its attachments may contain
    confidential information that is addressed solely to the above person.
    If you have received this message without authorization, delete it
    along with any other copy and inform the sender.
    Please consider your environmental impact before printing this e-mail
    ==
    BOFH Excuse: Browser's cookie is corrupted -- someone's been nibbling
    on it.

  3. Re: Upgrade of AIX to new TL

    On May 29, 8:19 am, Craig Johnson wrote:
    > I have a p570 that was at AIX 5.3 ML 3. I needed to upgrade to 5.3 TL6
    > service pack 3 for a software system that my company has written. I
    > downloaded the 5300-06 TL fix pack the SP3 fixpack. I performed a
    > smitty update_all and everything seemd to go well (only 1 failure on a
    > package that is not installed). Rebooted the system, when it came back
    > up I did an:
    > oslevel -s
    > and it came back with:
    > 5300-05-CSP-000.
    >
    > Why didn't it go all the way to 5300-06-03-xxxx?
    > and how to I get the system to TL 6


    Besides the "oslevel -l" or "oslevel -g" commands, you can also use
    "instfix" command. Sometimes my oslevel -l command won't recognize the
    new levels. For example:

    oslevel -l 5.3.0.6
    Error: Maintenance level 5.3.0.6 is invalid or unknown.

    My server was at AIX 5.3.0.3 and was upgraded to AIX 5.3.0.6, but not
    all the filesets were installed. It does not seem to find my ML/TL
    level properly, so I use the "instfix" instead. If I check my server
    with these commands (below), check out the results I get:

    # Even though MLs are now called TLs, IBM still references MLs in the
    instfix results
    instfix -i |grep ML

    All filesets for 5.3.0.0_AIX_ML were found.
    All filesets for 5300-01_AIX_ML were found.
    All filesets for 5300-02_AIX_ML were found.
    All filesets for 5300-03_AIX_ML were found.
    Not all filesets for 5300-04_AIX_ML were found.
    Not all filesets for 5300-05_AIX_ML were found.
    Not all filesets for 5300-06_AIX_ML were found.

    # Next, use different flags to report the missing filesets:
    instfix -ivk 5300-06_AIX_ML | grep : | grep not

    Fileset Java14.source:1.4.2.125 is not applied on the system.
    Fileset OpenGL.OpenGL_X.rte.base:5.3.0.60 is not applied on the
    system.
    Fileset OpenGL.OpenGL_X.rte.soft:5.3.0.60 is not applied on the
    system.
    Fileset bos.adt.debug:5.3.0.60 is not applied on the system.
    Fileset printers.hpJetDirect.attach:5.3.0.60 is not applied on the
    system.


  4. Re: Upgrade of AIX to new TL


    "steven_nospam at Yahoo! Canada" wrote in message
    news:cd7f3617-6997-48cc-a417-5b85be936361@d45g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    > On May 29, 8:19 am, Craig Johnson wrote:
    >> oslevel -s
    >> and it came back with:
    >> 5300-05-CSP-000.
    >>
    >> Why didn't it go all the way to 5300-06-03-xxxx?
    >> and how to I get the system to TL 6

    >
    > Besides the "oslevel -l" or "oslevel -g" commands, you can also use
    > "instfix" command. Sometimes my oslevel -l command won't recognize the
    > new levels. For example:


    think that's because you have an old-enough update missing that predates the
    'oslevel -s' info. in that case you seem to do best checking both with -s
    and -r:

    oslevel -sq # find the most recent tl/sp
    oslevel -sl 5300-06-03-xxxx
    oslevel -rl 5300-06

    -r



  5. Re: Upgrade of AIX to new TL

    On May 29, 8:19 am, Craig Johnson wrote:
    > I have a p570 that was at AIX 5.3 ML 3. I needed to upgrade to 5.3 TL6
    > service pack 3 for a software system that my company has written. I
    > downloaded the 5300-06 TL fix pack the SP3 fixpack. I performed a
    > smitty update_all and everything seemd to go well (only 1 failure on a
    > package that is not installed). Rebooted the system, when it came back
    > up I did an:
    > oslevel -s
    > and it came back with:
    > 5300-05-CSP-000.
    >
    > Why didn't it go all the way to 5300-06-03-xxxx?
    > and how to I get the system to TL 6


    Re-run update_all and make sure ALL updates are installed.

    We updated a system from 5300-03 to 5300-08 the other day and it was
    showing 5300-07 until we ran update_all again, which installed the
    ifor_ls.html.en_US.base.cli lpp. We could see in the /smit.log that
    the first update installed the 5.3.7.0 version of the lpp and the
    second update_all installed 5.3.8.0. IOW, it seems some lpps require
    the installation of intermediate versions before installing the last
    one.


+ Reply to Thread