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Status Submitted
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 8, 2024

AIX, VIOS and HMC Lifecycle Information API

Dear Team,

Looks like there is no API available to fetch table data from the below VIOs and AIX pages. It would be a nice to have feature, If there is an API available similar to FLRT API.

Programatic way of obtaining support next release and end of support information for customers would allow to plan for the next release, or even develop automation to download the latest software to stay updated. Right now we are checking Manually every quarter, It would, If there is an API we could configure workflows to notify us on the newer release or nearing end of support.

Additionally, It appears there is no API to download HMC and Power Firmware from IBM Fix Central Website. For AIX, We have SUMA, It would be a useful feature, If there is a mechanism to download AIX, HMC, PowerHA, and Firmware Packages from Fix Central API through programatic way. It would allow us to download latest or recommeded release of the packages from IBM API's.

Idea priority Medium