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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 21, 2017

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 Case:

check load source fragmentation level as part of GO LICPGM/Prepare for Install/Allocate additional space for LIC (and in IBM pre-upgrade verification tool for IBM i)

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2019

    We ran this PMR past a service representative who works on the Pre-Upgrade Verification (PRUV) tool and received the following response.

    "I reviewed the PMR and it has nothing to do with an upgrade. They have run away queries and CPYF that is using a lot of temporary storage (over a terabyte to around 100G after ending the jobs). This would also cause fragmentation; especially with small objects.

    Monitoring and reporting temp/perm storage levels and fragmentation is useful but the PRUV tool is not the proper place, other than checking if they have enough storage to perform the upgrade...which we already check."

    As this was a low priority item along with the fact it is not appropriate for the upgrade tool, we decided to reject the RFE.