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IBM AIX 7.2 Availability And Configuration For Oracle Database (Doc ID 2058023.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

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Effective 4 December 2015, AIX 7.2 will be generally available to AIX customers for installation/upgrade.

Effective 1 March 2016, IBM has certified AIX 7.2 with Oracle releases 11.2.0.4. and 12.1.0.2.

The following considerations must be followed: (including configuration of AIX as well as supported versions of Oracle with that product).

 

ORACLE REQUIREMENTS:

Supported IBM AIX 7.2 Versions

Use the following information to check the minimum supported IBM AIX 7.2 on POWER Systems (64-bit) versions:

IBM AIX 7.2 on POWER Systems (64-Bit) Minimum Operating System Requirements

Item Minimum Requirements:

NOTE: Use of SP1 is required.

 

AIX 7.2 Operating System File sets

The following operating system file sets are required:

 

AIX 7.2 APAR(s) and Other Operating System Fixes

The following, or later, patches are required:

If you are using the minimum operating system TL level for AIX 7.2 listed, then install all the following AIX APAR fixes:

Note:

If you are using a later TL level than the minimum level listed for this release, then contact IBM to determine if the required APARs listed in this section are included in the TL level that you have on your system. If they are included, then

you do not have to install them. If they are not included, then you must install the equivalent APAR for the appropriate TL level.

AIX APAR numbers are tied to AIX versions and technology levels.

Download and install the APAR that matches your AIX versions and Technology Levels from the IBM fix central website at the following URL: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

O/S Settings for 7.2 are (at this time) the same as for AIX 7.1 release.

 

AIX 7.2 Doc - includes Release Notes

AIX 7.2 http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix_72/com.ibm.aix.base/welcome_72.htm

AIX 7.2 TL1 https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix_72/rnbase721/rnbase721.htm

AIX 7.2 TL2 https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix_72/rnbase722/rnbase722.htm

AIX 7.2 TL3 https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix_72/rnbase723/rnbase723.htm

AIX 7.2 TL4 https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix_72/rnbase724/rnbase724.htm

 

IMPORTANT NOTES WITH RESPECT TO AIX 7.2:

The following Java levels will be included on the AIX 7.2 expansion pack

Java 6 32bit and 64 bit, Java 7 32bit, Java 7.1 32bit and 64 bit, Java 8 32bit and 64bit

 

Java 6 out of support September 2017

NOTE: At this time, AIX 7.2 Live Kernel Update is NOT certified with RAC

NEW FEATURES in AIX 7.2:

CAPABILITIES (**) :

** ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Requires Power firmware 730_66 or later, VIOS 2.2.3.50 or later PowerHA7.2 and RSCT 3.2.1.0 is required for PowerHA

support with Live Update PowerSC1.1.4.0 for environments using PowerSC

 

 

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 ORACLE REQUIREMENTS:
 Supported IBM AIX 7.2 Versions
 AIX 7.2 Operating System File sets
 AIX 7.2 APAR(s) and Other Operating System Fixes
 AIX 7.2 Doc - includes Release Notes
 IMPORTANT NOTES WITH RESPECT TO AIX 7.2:
 NEW FEATURES in AIX 7.2:
 CAPABILITIES (**) :
 ** ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
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