Supported platforms and updates

BigFix supports multiple versions or releases of AIX and updates that contain fixes for defects or software enhancements.

BigFix Patch supports the latest maintenance or technology level packages and service packs for AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3.

All BigFix AIX related contents are available in the Patches for AIX site. It contains Fixlets for Technology Level, Service Packs, and Interim Fixes (Security Advisories and High Impact/Highly Pervasive Fixes) for various IBM AIX versions based on the IBM AIX support lifecycle. For more details, see the AIX support lifecycle information at The available Fixlets provide actions to install the upgrade or fix on the endpoints.

The Patches for AIX site also contains content for third-party applications such as OpenSSH, OpenSSL, and IBM Java.

Apart from these types of content, BigFix also provides inventory-only Fixlets, also known as Audit Fixlets that are released since the last Technology Level update. These Audit Fixlets are for the following content:
  • Security Advisories
  • Critical Fixes
  • High Impact/Highly Pervasive Fixes
  • Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs)

In addition, the Patches for AIX site contains tasks and analyses that you can use to perform common system administration tasks such as comparing the patch level of a computer with the most currently available fixes. You can view your results in the BigFix console after you activated all analyses.

PeerNest feature on AIX clients

Starting from BigFix Platform Version 9.5.11, if you are using the PeerNest feature on AIX clients, ensure that you increase the disk storage space on non-passive PeerNest peers. For more information about this feature, see Peer to peer mode.