Preparing your system for BOS installation

Follow this procedure for preparing to migrate to the AIX® Version 7.2 BOS.

Prepare for migrating to the AIX Version 7.2 BOS by performing the following steps:

  1. Insert the AIX Volume 1 disk into the media device.
  2. Shut down your system. If your machine is currently running, power it off now by following these steps:
    1. Log in as the root user.
    2. Type the following command: # shutdown -F
    3. If your system does not automatically power off, place the power switch in the Off (0) position.
    Attention: You must not turn on the system unit until instructed to do so in Booting from your installation media.
  3. Turn on all attached external devices. These include the following:
    • Terminals
    • CD or DVD-ROM drives
    • Tape drives
    • Monitors
    • External disk drives

    Turning on the external devices first is necessary so the system unit can identify each peripheral device during the startup (boot) process.