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PowerHA for AIX Version Compatibility Matrix



Document Author:

Michael E Herrera


Document ID:

TD101347


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

04/08/2015


Product(s) covered:

PowerHA SystemMirror







Abstract: This document is a quick cross reference between the supported versions of HACMP and AIX.

HACMP Version
Supported?
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
5.4.0
and
5.4.1
NO
5.2 (TL8) or higher
5.3
(TL4) or higher
AIX 5.2 RSCT 2.3.9 or higher
AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.5. or higher
5.3 TL7
6.1 TL2,SP1

AIX 7.1
AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.10.0 or higher
AIX 6.1 RSCT 2.5.2.0 or higher

release_notes
6.1 (5765-H24)
Yes – 4/30/2015
AIX 5.3 TL 9
AIX 6.1 TL2 SP1

AIX 7.1
AIX 5.3 RSCT 2.4.12.0 or higher
AIX 6.1 RSCT 2.5.4.0 or higher
release_notes
7.1
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL6+
AIX 7.1
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)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL7 SP2
AIX 7.1 TL1 SP2
RSCT 3.1.2.0 or higher for both AIX versions
release_notes
7.1.2
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL8 SP1
AIX 7.1 TL2 SP1
Hyperswap requires APAR IV27586
release_notes
7.1.3
(5765-H39)
Yes
AIX 6.1 TL9 SP1
AIX 7.1 TL3 SP1

Upgrade path options: (last updated Q1 2015)

Recommended Levels
  • PowerHA SystemMirror: Version 7.1.3 SP02
  • AIX: 6.1 TL09 SP04 or 7.1 TL09 SP04

Tips and guidelines for V7 migrations can be found at the following URL:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSPHQG_7.1.0/com.ibm.powerha.insgd/ha_install_mig61.htm


Key Dates:

  • V6.1.0 EOS - 4/30/2015
  • V7.1.0 EoSP - In End of Service Pack Mode
  • V7.1.1 EoSP - 4/30/2015
Ver 5.4.1
Ver 5.5
Ver 6.1
Ver 7.1.1
Ver 7.1.2
Ver 7.1.3
(recommended)
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
7.1.0
NA
S/O
S/O
S/O
7.1.1
NA
R/S/O
R/S/O
7.1.2
NA
NA
R/S/O

R=Rolling Upgrade
S=Snapshot Upgrade
O=Offline Upgrade
N=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:

AIX 4.3.3
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.1(64-bit)
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
HACMP 4.5
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
HACMP/ES 4.5
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
HACMP/ES 5.1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
HACMP/ES 5.2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
HACMP/ES 5.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
HACMP/ES 5.4.0
No
No
No
TL8+
TL4+
No
No
No
No
No
TL8+
TL4+
No
No
No
No
TL9+
TL2,SP1+
No
No
No
No
TL9+
TL2,SP1+
No
No
No
No
No
TL6+
No
No
No
No
No
TL7+
TL1 SP2
PowerHA 7.1.2
No
No
No
No
No
TL8 SP1
TL2 SP1
No
No
No
No
No
TL9 SP1
TL3 SP1



Classification:

Software

Category:

Planning and Design




Platform(s):

IBM Power Systems



O/S:

AIX

Keywords:

HACMP PowerHA SystemMirror

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