Downloading technology level and service pack fix packs to an NFS repository

Use the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to download technology level and service pack fix packs on an NFS repository. Pre-caching the fixes that you want to deploy to your endpoints on an NFS share can help you save time during deployment.

Before you begin

You must complete the following:
  • Activate the AIX Registered NFS Server Information analysis.
  • Ensure that the BigFix server and endpoints have sufficient disk space to store the necessary filesets. For more information on suggested disk spaces sizes, see Best Practices: Patching AIX System Using BigFix from the BigFix developerWorks.
  • Enable the NFS service and register a targeted AIX endpoint as an NFS repository by using the appropriate registration option in the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard. For more information, see Registering AIX NFS repositories.
  • Register the AIX download plug-in. For more information, see Registering the AIX download plug-in.

About this task

The task that is created by the wizard downloads the specified fix packs, generates an initial .toc file, and stored them all in the selected NFS repository.


  1. From the BigFix console, click Patch Management > OS Vendors > IBM AIX > AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard.
  2. Click NFS Repository Management.
  3. Click Download Technology Level and Service Pack Fix Packs to an NFS Repository.
    You can view information about the registered NFS repositories and the fix packs that are available for download. Installed fix packs do not appear in the list.
    Figure 1. Download fix packs to a registered AIX NFS repository

    Download fix packs to a registered AIX NFS repository
  4. Select an NFS repository where the fix packs are to be stored.
    You can select only one NFS repository for each action.
  5. Select the fix packs that you want to download.
    You can use the operating system level filters to customize the fix pack list view.
  6. Click Create Action and select the target endpoints.
  7. Select the target endpoints and click OK.
    A one-time action Fixlet is created.
  8. Deploy the action.
    Note: When prompted to select the target endpoints, use the same endpoint that you selected in step 4.