Not sure what your issue is with NMC on AIX 5.3 because we have had it working for a while now, we are running NetWorker 7.4.4. and the following NMC version.
23 1.4 src/bos/usr/ccs/lib/libpthreads/init.c, libpth, bos510 8/19/99 12:20:14
61 1.14 src/bos/usr/ccs/lib/libc/__threads_init.c, libcthrd, bos510 7/11/00 12:04:14
NMC Release: NetWorker Management Console 3.4.4.Build.634
Build arch.: aix51n
Build number: 634
Build date: Thu Dec 11 17:33:29 PST 2008
Build info: DBG=0,OPT=-O2 -fno-strict-aliasing
57 22.214.171.124 src/bos/usr/ccs/lib/libc/fstab.c, libcenv, bos510 6/7/00 16:35:25
I totally agree with you on your comments regarding how groups are handled under the configuration tab in NMC - why on earth when you click on groups do the groups get displayed in both panes that is annoying...
1 more thing for Eric and the other EMC'ers I decided to give NMC 7.5 a go on my desktop (Windows XP) and on the performance front I see a step backwards - my GUI is now consistently hanging with the progress bar saying 16% for sometimes minutes at a time - a step backwards from the 46% that I was complaining about yesterday ....