Creating preinstallation verification checks

Use the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to create Fixlets that check the preinstallation requirements of a selected fix pack against the endpoints in your environment.

About this task

Create a check Fixlet to run an installation preview of the technology level or service pack patches for the selected fix pack. These checks allow you to perform a test run of the installation, providing you with information about the commands that are used and what filesets are installed on the system. If anything goes wrong, the error does not affect your running system.


  1. From the BigFix console, click Patch Management > OS Vendors > IBM AIX > AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard.
  2. Click the Preview Deployments tab.
  3. Under the Technology Level or Service Pack Preview Deployment pane, select the major operating system level, technology level, and service pack of the fix pack that you want to verify.
    Figure 1. Preview deployments
    Preview deployments
  4. Select the check box to create a one-time action rather than to create a reusable Fixlet.
  5. Click Create Action.
  6. Deploy the action.