Verifying cached fix packs on an NFS repository

Use the AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to verify if the cached technology level and service pack fix packs on an NFS repository matches the source filesets from Fix Central.

Before you begin

ou must complete the following:
  • Activate the AIX Registered NFS Server Information analysis.
  • 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 checks for any inconsistencies, such as sha1 values, of the cached fix packs against Fix Central, then downloads those updates to the selected NFS repository. The task also generates a .toc file and stored it in the 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 Manage Cached Fix Packs on a Registered AIX NFS Repository.
  4. Select Verify cached fix packs
    You can view information about the registered NFS repositories and the fix packs that are stored on each repository, as well the actual location of the NFS folder.
    Note: You can copy the NFS Path and paste it in the dialog during the deployment of a fix pack on NFS mount.
    Figure 1. Verifying cached fix packs on a registered AIX NFS repository

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