Should I upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or 7.4?
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding the IBM i OS is, should I upgrade to 7.3 or 7.4? The answer is: it depends. When it comes to deciding whether you should go to 7.3 or 7.4 you have to take dependencies, features and life expectancy into consideration.
Identify which versions of IBM i your hardware can support
Before you decide, you need to verify which IBM i versions your hardware can support. There are dependencies between the hardware you are running and what OS level it can support. If you are limited by your hardware, then you don’t have much choice in the matter. We suggest you upgrade to the highest OS level that is compatible with your Power System.