Finding no-cost tools that help support your IBM systems
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IBM provides many no-cost tools that can help you configure, install, deploy, maintain, and diagnose your system. To identify the tools available, visit th
In this example, the selected product is AIX 7.1. The Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) is an important tool for AIX clients and can help you determine what fix level you need to apply. From the Product tools and utilities page you can learn more about the tool, access the FLRT website, or watch a video to learn how to use FLRT.
Some tools help with specific tasks, such as gathering diagnostic data or downloading fixes and updates to the system. You'll find links to the appropriate tools from the appropriate websites. For example, if a tool is available to help you acquire and install fixes and updates, you'll see the Additional information module in the left column of the Fix Central Select fixes page. In this example, Storwize V7000 clients will find a link to the System Storage Interoperability Center (SSIC).
To help avoid problems with your system or to help diagnose problems when they do occur, look for online and downloadable tools available from the IBM Support Portal, Service Request, or Fix Central websites.