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Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the langu...
6 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Tool or job to query ESS and update OS keys

Currently OS keys for CBU systems need to be updated annually.Also, OS keys need to be either downloaded from ESS, which is often problematic, or manually installed. It would be helpful to have an OS based tool that could be used to - from the OS ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

Hide vendor password on GENLICKEY

When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a license key for a licensed program), the vendor password can be seen while typing in. Please change the field to non-display so evesdropping is not possible. Use Case: When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Not under consideration

DLTIMGCLG -- disks goes 100% busy

Deleting an image catalog and its related IFS.files using this command DLTIMGCLG IMGCLG(myImgClg) KEEP(*NO) causes the disks to be 100% busy. This simply kills the system, putting everything to a halt. And it can not be interrupted once started. I...
12 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

Future price update should be reflected on e-Config

We see quite many price increase or decrease announcements with future effective date, but e-Config always output the price as of today. We want to have some mechanism in e-Config to specify the "as of date" in order to reflect the updated future ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

pre-check of LS fragmentation

with regards to archive PMR 26573,110,846 we would like to suggest to have load source fragmentation level checked as part of GO LICPGM/Prepare for Install/Allocate additional space for LIC (and in IBM pre-upgrade verification tool for IBM i) Use ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Not under consideration