We have couple of AIX 5.2-TL9 servers with old sdd drivers, connected to SVC v. 188.8.131.52. It is time to upgrade these old sdd drivers to sddpcm. But unlike our other servers these are 5.2 and according to this:
highest possible sddpcm version is 184.108.40.206.
So my question is - is this version fine & supported?
I was not able to find out if older than 2.6.x.x versions of sddpcm are still fine for production environment.
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3 replies Latest Post - 2013-02-13T07:53:20Z by Tibor_B
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Re: supported sddpcm driver for AIX5.22013-02-12T19:35:23Z in response to Tibor_BI have to say AIX 5.2 is not fine for a production environment, even AIX 5.3 is now out of support!
Even worse the latest AIX 5.2 TL9 service pack, AIX 5.2 TL9 CSP, was released June 2007, where as the last fix pack for AIX 5.2 was TL10 SP8 which was released in July 2009!
From the IBM SSIC AIX 5.2 TL9 is not tested with SVC, at all, or maybe it's just so out of date they removed the information ;0)
AIX 5.2 TL10 with SVC 6.4 is OK with SDDPCM 2.2.00 through 220.127.116.11.
Re: supported sddpcm driver for AIX5.22013-02-13T07:39:42Z in response to dukessdThank you for your answer.
5.2 is outdated I know, but .... it is complicated.
You said 2.2.00 through 18.104.22.168 is fine but we will rather opt for version 22.214.171.124, it is in line with txt file I linked here.
I was just not sure if versions older then 2.6.x are fine&working at all. According to a compatibility matrix I found on net it looked like version 2.6.x is strictly required.
Re: supported sddpcm driver for AIX5.22013-02-13T07:53:20Z in response to Tibor_BUPDATE to my answer above:
According to this ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/subsystem/aix/126.96.36.199/sddpcm.readme.188.8.131.52.txt
v 184.108.40.206 should be working with AIX 5.2, so I will use it