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Current Release

The current version of Nexus is Nexus 5.3.

Download Nexus from our client portal at

To check your release level run this command for releases prior to version 4: DSPDTAARA XL_SMSLIB/BCDREL. As of version 4 the command to find out your release level will use the library name you specified during the installation or the default, XL_NEXUS: DSPDTAARA XL_NEXUS/BCDREL.

You can find further information on the most recent versions and updates below.

Update Requirements

You should be at release 3.60 or higher to upgrade to release 5.3. If you are not at 3.6 you can download it from the Download/Product Archives at You can review the Nexus 5.3 system requirements here.

The update(s) below can only be applied to Nexus 5.3 which is the current full version. To check your release level run the command: DSPDTAARA XL_SMSLIB/BCDREL (Your environment may be different than XL_SMSLIB). If you are on the current release and the last update you applied was a lower number than the one listed below download and apply the update. If you are not on the current release you can download version5.3 here.

Instructions to Install Update(s)

Click on the links below that start with NX followed by the update number. Save the exe file to a folder on your computer then double click to run. The update wizard will pop up and step you through the rest of the process. The update(s) below must be applied in order of earliest first.

Nexus 5.3 Updates

There are no updates available for release 5.3.

Release 5.3 - 2018/12/19

 Nexus 5.3 includes the following enhancements:

  • Several APIs for adding, removing, validating and updating groups and users. For a complete list of APIs check out Chapter 4 Nexus 5.3 API in the Nexus 5.3 Users Guide
  • Resolved issue where Guest user wasn't checking which environment was being accessed. (NX-3149)
  • Resolved ECM sort issues in Portlets. (NX-3105)
  • Resolve ECM paging issues. (NX-3104)
  • Added confirmation prompt when a user selects the Ripple Sharing button. (NX-3074)
  • Resolved issue with inability to modify page column number by removing the option. (NX-3071)
  • Resolved issue where Guest Page with Logon wasn't working correctly. (NX-2150)
  • Updated server side installation screen with clearer instructions.
  • Minimum IBM i OS V6R1.