AIX LifeCycle Announcement - changes effective 31-Oct-2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Felt   

See latest announcement - effective 15 November 2015!

25 February 2014 - IBM made a new announcement regarding TL/SP lifecycle support of AIX. The key point is that AIX 6.1 TL7 and AIX 7.1 TL1 reach end-of-support effective 31-October-2014. The basic support policy for AIX is that they are supported "for the life" of the release. One a TL level reaches "end of life (EOL)" an update to a newer TL may be required in order top receive a fix or ifix.

To check your current AIX level run "oslevel -s". To verify this oslevel, as well as see the history of probable TL/SP updates use: "lslpp -h bos.rte.install"

Support lifecycle notice

AIX 7.1 Technology Level 1

AIX 6.1 Technology Level 7

IBM announces the following schedules to help you plan for future upgrades to your AIX operating system. These plans are subject to change without notice.

AIX Technology Levels are supported for how to, usage, and problem identification for the entire life of the release. However, all Technology Levels have a limited support window for corrective service. If a fix is needed, you may be required to upgrade to a more current Technology Level to receive generally available fixes or interim fixes. IBM recommends you take a moment to verify your current service level. Simply run the 'oslevel -r' command.

AIX 7.1 Technology Level 1 (7100-01)

After October 31, 2014, IBM will no longer provide generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 7100-01. This applies to all Service Packs within TL1. Please plan to upgrade to a newer Technology Level at your earliest convenience.

AIX 6.1 Technology Level 7 (6100-07)

After October 31, 2014, IBM will no longer provide generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 6100-07. This applies to all Service Packs within TL7. Please plan to upgrade to a newer Technology Level at your earliest convenience.

AIX 7.1 Technology Level 0 and AIX 6.1 Technology Level 0 through 6 - no longer (generally) supported

As a reminder, IBM is no longer providing generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 7100-00, 6100-00, 6100-01, 6100-02, 6100-03, 6100-04, 6100-05, or 6100-06.

Best Practices

Having a good service strategy for maintaining your AIX operating system is one way to keep your system fully operational. IBM provides strategy planning advice at the Power support site at http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/power . Look for the Best Practices link to find valuable guidance information including such documents as the IBM AIX Operating System Service Strategy Details and Best Practices.

TL Lifecycle

A new document has been provided with the AIX TL Lifecycle information IBM AIX Support Lifecycle Information .
 
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