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1 cd3lgado comentou às Link permanente

Hi <div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks for your info. We are running a brand new p595 Power6 and since our LPARs comes from p570 we still run AIX 5.3 TL10. The cost and risk of migration to AIX 6.1 knowing that our systems run ok in AIX 5.3 is the reason why we haven't jump into an upgrade project. however looks like latest versions of Oracle and DB2 run ok on AIX 6.1 and this is a very important reason to migrate. <div>&nbsp;</div> Of course some effort is needed and, as usual, time is a resource we don't have. <div>&nbsp;</div>

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Thank you for your interest in the blog. <div>&nbsp;</div> I understand that it may be a bit daunting jumping to AIX 6.1, but you may find staying at the same level a short term approach. Unless your systems are heading into a change freeze or about to be retired, in the longer term you may find it better to upgrade to 6.1. As for the time issue, I've found benefits in the technical setup which should relieve me of those burdens of fighting fires all day. I prefer to be an autopilot. <div>&nbsp;</div> You don't want to head into a situation where you are tied down to an obsolete, unsupported version of the application and the OS. Apart from the many features of 6.1, you've also got the advantage of having support, both for the OS and your applications. (AIX 6.1 Differences Guide: <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> Nigel Griffiths points out that AIX 6.1 has been around for 3 years now and it should be the default version. <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> The migration to 6.1 is quite straightforward. If you use the Virtual Media library you can boot off an AIX 6.1 DVD image and have it all done very quickly. You can also use NIM if you can set up a 6.1 NIM server and you're familiar with NIM. <div>&nbsp;</div> You're not in Sydney, by any chance, are you? Maybe there's someone in your area who could share their experience at this migration. Oracle and DB2 on AIX 6.1 are very common.