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Enhancements to the pruv tool in the area of OS software and IBM i configuration settings.
The pruv tool is very useful as a final check that all critical elements for a successful OS upgrade have been done before starting the process. A recent upgrade from 7.3 to 7.4 saw OS opt 29 Integrated Server Support status show up as *ERROR while checking for a successful install. It transpired that the IBM i Integrated Server Support (5770-SS1 Option 29) is no longer supported and the option has been removed in IBM i 7.4. I didn't see this mentioned in any of the upgrade documents and the pruv tool didn't highlight it either. Can the pruv tool be enhanced to check for this and issue a warning?
LPAR's hosting disk for other LPAR's in an i hosting i environment; An attempt to run rclstg select(*dbxref) failed because despite the guest servers being shut down the network spaces were still varied on. Can the pruv tool be enhanced to recognise this configuration and warn that wrknwssts is needed to vary off the network spaces and wrknwsd is needed to change the vary on at IPL setting and warn if it is still set to *YES
Operating system upgrades invariably require multiple IPL's. Without changing the vary on status of the guest network server, after each IPL the network spaces are varied back on again. Ideally they need to be off while the upgrade takes place.
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