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Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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LAN console default settings ( 65+21 simplification LI)

On new systems without an HMC it is very cumbersome to configure the LAN console through the 65+21 control panel functions. Use Case: If the default SLIC settings would go through supported PCI slots and configure the first one with a default IP, ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 9 Delivered

API to set Service Tools Lan Interface Configuration

One of the cool features I use to rapidly deploy many partitions is a combination of flash copy on Storwize along with customized startup jobs that recognize the change of partition and/or system and perform customization of the partition on the f...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Delivered

Inconsistent delete image catalog operation in IBM i

I recently encountered a confusing usage of the "delete" operation of Image Catalog object in IBM i V7R2 and need to ask a question to seek a response. A few weeks ago, I had a chance to use IBM i Image Catalog object in my task delivery to a cust...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Delivered

Process needed to port RDi licenses to IBM Cloud

We need to provide clients a way to easily move to IBM Cloud and other clouds as well in order to retain and help transform their business. If clients have acquired RDi through eConfig, then the entitlement is tied to a serial number and cannot be...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Delivered

Enhancements to the pruv tool

Enhancements to the pruv tool in the area of OS software and IBM i configuration settings. Use Case: 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Delivered

Need better and easier Licensing APIs or Method

Using the existing IBM i 3rd-party software licensing APIs (QLZA*) has never been fun. Today we have customers moving to new systems and obtaining new serial numbers "everyday". This presents a major issue. Some customers while they have licensed ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Delivered

Enhancement suggestion for LODIMGCLG OPTION(*UNLOAD)

In IBM i v7.2 it is my understanding that only one image catalog can be mounted at any time to a virtual device. If this is incorrect then the rest of this RFE invalid and can be closed on that confirmation. But if my understanding is correct I'd ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Delivered

User interface is required to find out license usage throughout all partitions on a server

It sometimes happens that the license usage (e.g. for Web Query Developer licenses) on a server with several partitions cannot be tracked correctly by the user. So licenses are used on a different partition but the customer doesn't know which part...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Delivered

Generate Alert for Licensed Product Key Expiration in iSeries

iSeries license program products are checked using command WRKLICINF for all products including IBM and other Vendors products. If any License program product expiration date appears less than 30 days then there should be alert message in QSYSOPR ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Delivered

Creating a bootable USB stick for IBMi is no longer possible under Windows 10 and 11.

Since the latest Windows updates it is no longer possible to use UDF images for example B_Group1_.... to a bootable for IBMi (I-BASE...) USB stick. The new system program PARTMGR.SYS must be replaced with an older version to make it work again. Pl...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Delivered