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PowerHA for AIX Version Compatibility Matrix

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Summary

This document is being phased out over to IBM Knowledge Center links for the most up to date information. Please refer to the URLs referenced below for the most up to date information.

Objective

Last updated June 18, 2020

The most current cross reference information along with fix recommendations can be found at:

  https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSPHQG_7.2/navigation/powerha_coderef.html 

For Migration details you can also reference the following site:

  https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSPHQG_7.2/install/ha_install_mig61.html 

 Legacy Table (missing current V723 & 724 levels): 

 HACMP Version 
 Supported? 
 MIN AIX Level(s) 
 MISC 
1.2
NO
3.2.5

2.1
NO
3.2.5

3.1.0
NO
3.2.5

3.1.1
NO
3.2.5

4.1.0
NO
4.1.X

4.1.1
NO
4.1.X

4.2
NO
4.1.4, 4.2.X

4.2.1
NO
4.1.5, 4.2.X

4.2.2
NO
4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.3.X

4.3
NO
4.3.2, 4.3.3

4.3.1
NO
4.3.2, 4.3.3

4.4
NO
4.3.3

4.4.1
NO
4.3.3, 5.1

4.5
NO
5.1, 5.2

5.1
NO
5.1, 5.2, 5.3 

5.2
NO
5.1, 5.2, 5.3 

NO
5.2(ML4), 5.3   (ML2) or higher   6.1 
AIX 5.2 RSCT 2.3.6 or higher AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.2 or higher

5.4.0and 5.4.1

NO
5.2 (TL8) or higher5.3    (TL4) or higher
AIX 5.2 RSCT 2.3.9 or higherAIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.5. or higher


5.3 TL76.1 TL2,SP1

  FLASH10724 
AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.10.0 or higherAIX 6.1 RSCT 2.5.2.0 or higher   release_notes 
  6.1 (5765-H24)
AIX 5.3 TL 9AIX 6.1 TL2 SP1

  FLASH10724 
or later
AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.12.0 or higherAIX 6.1 RSCT 2.5.4.0 or higher   release_notes 
  7.1 .0
(5765-H39)
No
AIX 6.1 TL6+
AIX 7.1
or later
AIX 6.1 RSCT 3.1.0.0 or higher
AIX 7.1 RSCT 3.1.0.0   release_notes 
  7.1.1 
(5765-H39)
No
AIX 6.1 TL7 SP2
AIX 7.1 TL1 SP2
or later
RSCT 3.1.2.0 or higher for both AIX versions   release_notes 
  7.1.2 
(5765-H39)
No
AIX 6.1 TL8 SP1
AIX 7.1 TL2 SP1
or later
Hyperswap requires APAR IV27586
  PRS5070 
  7.1.3 
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL9 SP1
AIX 7.1 TL3 SP1
or later
 7.2.0 
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL9 SP5
AIX 7.1 TL3 SP5
AIX 71 TL4 SP1
AIX 7.2 SP1
 7.2.1 
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 7.1 TL3 SP6
AIX 71 TL4 SP1
AIX 7.2 SP1
  7.2.2 
(5765-H39)
Yes
 AIX 714 | 715 
      AIX 720 | 721 | 722 
713 will work but recommend higher levels

* Note that levels documented were the levels tested at the time of the HA release. Subsequent AIX releases like AIX 7.2 if not specifically mentioned in the table should just work but may not have undergone extensive testing with that release

 Upgrade path options  : (last updated Q2 2017) ==> See IBM Knowledge Center for the most current recommendations - updated 6/2020 

 Recommended Levels 

PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 SP4

AIX 6.1.9 SP6 or

AIX 7.1.3 SP6

PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2

AIX 6.1.9 SP6 or

AIX 7.1.3 SP6 or

AIX 7.1.4 SP1 or

AIX 7.2 SP1

PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.1

AIX 7.1.3 SP6 or

AIX 7.1.4 SP1 or

AIX 7.2 SP1

Tips and guidelines for V7 migrations can be found at the following URL:

  https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/ifixes/PHA_Migration/ha_install_mig_fixes.htm 

 Key Dates: 

 V6.1.0 EOS - 4/30/2015  Extended Support Option till: 4/30/2018 

 V7.1.0 EoSP - 9/30/2014 

 V7.1.1 EoSP - 4/30/2015 

 V7.1.2 EoSP - 4/30/2016 

V7.1.3 EoSP - 4/30/2018

V7.2.0 EoSP - 4/30/2019

V7.2.1 EoSP - 4/30/2020


 Ver 5.4.1 
 Ver 5.5 
 Ver 6.1 
 Ver 7.1.1 
 Ver 7.1.2 
 Ver 7.1.3 
 Ver 7.2 
 Ver 7.2.1 
 5.4 
R/S/O/N
R/S/O/N*
R*/S/O*/**

Upgrade to V6.1 and then to V7
 5.4.1 
NA
R/S/O/N
R/S/O/N
 5.5 
NA
NA
R/S/O/N
 6.1 
NA
NA
NA
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
 7.1.0 

NA
S/O
S/O
S/O
S/O
S/O
 7.1.1 
NA
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
 7.1.2 
NA
NA
R/S/O
R/S/O
R/S/O
 7.1.3 
NA
NA
NA
N/R/S/O
N/R/S/O
 7.2.0 
NA
NA
NA
NA
N/R/S/O

R=Rolling UpgradeS=Snapshot UpgradeO=Offline UpgradeN=Non-disruptive Upgrade*= Must upgrade to 5.4.1 or above first, making it a two step upgrade.**=NDU not officially supported beyond two versions

 Minimum AIX Levels Required for Installation: 


 Supported 
 AIX 4.3.3 
 AIX 5.1 
 AIX 5.1(64-bit) 
 AIX 5.2 
 AIX 5.3 
 AIX 6.1 
 AIX 7.1 
 AIX 7.2 
 HACMP 4.5 
 X 
 No 
Yes
 No 
Yes
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 HACMP/ES 4.5 
 X 
 No 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 HACMP/ES 5.1 
 X 
 No 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 No 
 No 
 No 
 HACMP/ES 5.2 
 X 
 No 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 No 
 No 
 No 
 HACMP/ES 5.3 
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
Yes
Yes
 No 
 No 
 HACMP/ES 5.4.0 
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL8+
TL4+
 No 
 No 
 No 
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL8+
TL4+
 No 
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL9+
TL2,SP1+
 No 
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL9+
TL2,SP1+
SP1
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL6+
SP1
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL7+
TL1 SP2
SP1
 X 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL8 SP1
TL2 SP1
SP1
 Y 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL9 SP1
TL3 SP1
SP1
 Y 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL9 SP5
TL3 SP5
TL4 SP1
SP1
 Y 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
 No 
TL3 SP5
TL4 SP1
SP1

Upgrade Reference Table (updated Q1 2018):

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Document Information

Modified date:
27 October 2020

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TD101347