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Release reservation made on tape drive with a D-M IPL

When a D M IPL is done to start an IBM i lpar from tape and the system is powered down again from within SST (before anything is installed), the reservation made on the tape drive does not get released. In order to be able to use the same drive to...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Delivered

LAN console setup - reduce complexity and use fixed parameters.

Newly delivered 41G system (with 7.4 preloaded) and LAN console. Proceeded as described in - no console. Tested everything from cable, PC, settings...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 13 Delivered

incorrect conversion of the serial number for tape libraries

The serial numbers of tape libraries are only taken over correctly in the Hardware Service Manager if they are hexadecimal.Since the serial numbers of the newer devices now also use letters outside of A..F, i.e. G..Z, these are displayed as "0".Th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 5 Delivered

Add LAN Console config to savsys in order to be able to ipl from savsys without loadsource

Currently standalone servers are using LAN Console as the console of choice, in many case where access to the disk loadsource fials for whatever reason it is a disaster to get LAN console up and running , you hav eto use the control panel function...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Delivered

Request for IBMi support of the 4 port 16Gb fiberchannel adapter Thru the VIOS

Request for IBMi support of the 4 port 16Gb fiberchannel adapter thru the VIOS Use Case: Currently 2Port 16Gb is available for virtualized IBMi support. We need to increase the density of IO Ports and would like the 4 port adapters to be certified...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Delivered