In the past month or two, I've come across some organizations that have (sometimes reluctantly) realized they have to move off AIX 5.3. AIX 5.3 has reached the end of its standard support available from IBM. You can still pay for extended support or create a versioned Workload Partition (WPAR) of AIX 5.3 on an AIX 7.1 system, but it's important to note that if you do nothing, you might be subjecting your systems—and your business—to unnecessary exposure.     ...

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