update the security patches

I have an AIX 6.1.9 version that is end of support, how can I update the security patches periodically?
Dario VercelliSystem administratorAsked:
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Not necessary. You can patch as per fixes instead of the accumulative service packs. That said the packs are no longer available. You need to patch as per fixes available.

Best means to answer the question is using the Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT), which is supposed to be use commonly for planning upgrades of key components or to verify the current health of a system https://www14.software.ibm.com/support/customercare/flrt/

If you needs fixes to check, you can use this portal
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
- check AIX as IBM OS. So if I picked 6.1 series, the latest security advisories are as below
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/onvdq?mode=1&prefsOnOff=null&heading=AIX61&topic=SECURITY&month=ALL
- So going to the latest advisory on 2018.02.0 - Potential root privilege escalation vulnerability impacting AIX, you can get the interim fixes in below
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1026946

Only testing will confirm any compatibility issue even if FLRT is used
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Not possible as the 6.1.9 is also way past the End of Service Pack Support (EoSPS) date, i.e. 30 April 2017 (End of Service). To note, EoSPS is the date when Fix Packs, Service Packs, and other fixes will no longer be shipped for a release. New Service Packs are only released (approximately twice a year) for each Technology Levels (TL) that is still active for Service Pack Support.

IBM AIX Operating System Service Strategy and Best Practices
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/best/aix_service_strategy.pdf
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Dario VercelliSystem administratorAuthor Commented:
HI,

So do i have to migrate to a higher OS version?
Is it better to migrate to 7.1 or 7.2?

Are security updates distributed with service packs?
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Dario VercelliSystem administratorAuthor Commented:
Turning to 7.2 or 7.2 can I have compatibility problems with BM WebSphere MQ Version 6.0?
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Dario VercelliSystem administratorAuthor Commented:
So I can not update the release, but promptly align the security patches by downloading them from https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/?
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
If you try out the tool and say it suggest upgrade then do consider otherwise as I shared you can only do that adhoc monitor and patch as and when there is a release. I doubt they will support older version for a long term so do plan early to upgrade.
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Dario VercelliSystem administratorAuthor Commented:
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