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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2018

Update or delete commands to comply with current hardware choices

Is CRTCTLLWS even valid anymore? Is ASCII or twinax valid options?

Are most of the DEVCLS, TYPE, MODEL obsolete? Can you use *LCL, *RMT and get it to work on an IBM I 7.3 system?
Does IBM i Access Client Solutions support most of the TYPE and MODEL options? Is it needed for alternative twinax solutions? If so, do we really care? For example if some company peddles their own twinax emulation and it emulates a 5251-11 do we care? I don't. It's just clutter.
CRTDEVPRT are most of those options even valid anymore? Can you create a *LEXLINK and get it to work?
See companion request 122093 to update documentation.

Use Case:

Avoid confusion by removing devices no longer supported.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2021

    Here's some more commands which should be removed:
    Command Library Text
    CPYFRMDKT QSYS Copy From Diskette
    CPYTODKT QSYS Copy To Diskette
    DSPDKT QSYS Display Diskette
    INZDKT QSYS Initialize Diskette

    Related commands:

    See also this search:

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2020

    Your request will be considered for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2020

    We will consider doing cleanup for the commands that you listed. This request will be prioritized with other work and will be considered for a future release.

    CRTCTLLWS and CRTDEVDSP DEVCLS(*LCL) are used by parts of the operating system.

    Concerning IBM i Access Client Solutions:
    ACS is connectivity software for connecting users to IBM i and really doesn't have anything to do with the questions about CRTDEVDSP. Here is the main web site:

    If there are specific questions about ACS, contact our service team.

  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2018

    Update: Another command to update is INZTAP. Most of those tape densities shown in the DENSITY parameter are no longer supported by any hardware capable of running 7.3.
    And the devices listed in CRTDEVTAP could be trimmed up also.

  • Guest
    Jul 16, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Install, Upgrade, Licensing
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None