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Its possible to restore P5 AIX5.3 Mksysb to P7 Hardware.

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Hi Experts,

We have P5 AIX5.3 SP2 TL10 Mksysb. Need to restore to P7 Hardware.

1. It’s possible to restore P5 AIX images to P7 Hardware.
2. If yes , prerequisites   and steps.

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The minimum level of AIX Version 5.3 supporting the Power 710 and 730 server is:
- AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-10 Technology Level and Service Pack 5, or later
- AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-11 Technology Level and Service Pack 5, or later
- AIX Version 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 2, or later


You need to have OS and Installation media as in above level.

Creating a mksysb
On the source system, create a mksysb tape. Enter:
    mksysb -i /dev/rmt0


Restoring the mksysb
Use the following steps to restore the mksysb.
Boot in Service mode
On the target system, boot from the installation cd-rom that is at the same AIX maintenance level as the source system. Make sure the tape drive is turned on, but do not load the mksysb tape at this point.


Installation and maintenance menu

During the system boot, three displays will appear in succession: a message stating press F1 or 1 for the system console, a message asking for the desired language, and then the main menu with the following heading, answer the prompts to get to this menu:
     Welcome to Base Operating System
      Installation and Maintenance

The following choices will then appear:

    1  Start Install Now with Default Settings
    2  Change/Show Installation Settings and Install
    3  Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery

Select option 3, Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery. A menu heading of Maintenance and the following selections will appear:

    1  Access a Root Volume Group
    2  Copy a System Dump to Removable Media
    3  Access Advanced Maintenance Functions
    4  Install from a System Backup

Select option 4, Install from a System Backup.

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The answer was 5.3 TL10 SP4 we can restore P7 h/w
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