Updating the rootvg boot device

You can use the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to update the rootvg boot device to identify where the boot device of the current running system is located in the list of boot devices. When the device is located, the new boot device is inserted before the current device in the boot list unless stated otherwise. The wizard provides options if you want to replace the boot list to contain only the new device that you specified.


  1. From the BigFix console, click Patch Management > OS Vendors > IBM AIX > AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard.
  2. Under the Alternate Disk Tasks tab, click Update rootvg Boot Device to expand the bootlist modification options pane.
    Figure 1. Update rootvg boot device

    Update rootvg boot device
  3. Enter the name of the new boot device or the name of the new volume group that you want to use instead of the current rootvg boot device.
    Note: You can enter boot device attributes with the new boot devices. For example: cd0 hdisk1 net gateway= bserver= client=
    Figure 2. Options to modify the list of possible boot devices

    Options to modify the list of possible boot devices
  4. Select the mode that you want to use for the boot list.
  5. Specify whether you want to replace the existing boot list or use the existing one. You can have the new devices either at the beginning or end of the boot list.
  6. Verify that the reboot option is at the preferred setting.
  7. Optional: Select the check box to create a one-time action rather than to create a reusable Fixlet.
  8. Click Create Action.
  9. Deploy the action.