Creating Fixlets for interim fixes

Use the AIX Interim Fix Management Wizard to create Fixlets to install customized interim fixes on AIX systems.

Before you begin

Before you can deploy the patches, you must download the interim fixes from the AIX website. The Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APAR) provides a link to where you can download the interim fix if one is available.

You can use the AIX Download Cacher to download interim fixes. For more information, see Using the AIX download cacher.


  1. From the BigFix console, click Patch Management > OS Vendors > IBM AIX > AIX Interim Fix Management Wizard.
  2. Click Install.
  3. Enter where the interim fixes are located.
    You can provide this information in one of the following ways:
    • Download from URL
    • File
    • Folder
    Note: All interim fixes must have an .epkg.Z file extension.
    Note: Currently, BigFix supports only an .epkg.Z file extension.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the relevant platforms and customize the fields as necessary.
  6. Select the check box if you want to create a one-time action rather than a reusable Fixlet.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Deploy the action.

What to do next

To view the results of the deployment, activate the AIX Interim Fixes analysis (ID #43). This analysis displays only installed interim fixes on a per-system basis.