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Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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Add LIC Resave Level to PRUV to Ensure It's at the Correct Level for Upgrade

We would like the PRUV tool to check the resave level on the I_Base image in an image catalog to make sure it's compatible with the hardware you are upgrading the OS on.
1 day ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Additions for the PRUV tool

Please add the following to the PRUV tool. Report on command default changes in IBM licensed program libraries. simple example (SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS('*ALL', '*CMD')) > WHERE APAR_ID = 'CHGDFT';) possible enhancements: in ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Update to ACS install

When performing an ACS uninstall we would like to have the option to suppress the attached message to user.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

When 'chlickey' is used to apply a new 5051 key, set the Threshold parameter to *USGLMT

We use the HMC command line command 'chlickey' to apply new IBM i License Keys. Darn handy that, because I can script that to happen for every partition on a server! More better still yet, I don't need to sign on to all those partitions! Sweet! Gi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

IBM i V7R1 request for S914 and S924 Support Also

It was announced that IBM i V7R1 will be supporting the S922 and E980 beginning Nov 20, 2020. Multiple partners and clients in the US and Canada have asked why the S914 and S924 are excluded as they have customers with legacy applications that the...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under consideration

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display

Add Command Line access to WRKIMGCLG display. Use Case: It would save always getting out of WRKIMGCLG to execute the next command, then coming back in to assure it was completed - save a lot of back-and-forth time.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Future consideration

add licence keys from ESS

Please add possibility to apply lickeys directly from ESS. Use Case: ADDLICKEY *ESS using IBM ID login would be very convenient to apply lickeys.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Future consideration

Enable IBM i system recovery using network image

Currently, even with BRMS cloud storage solution, full system recovery fore IBM i is not achievable 100%completely via network. You need to load LIC and OS initially from some type of physical device like tape or DVD drive and then restore rest fr...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

Add image catalog entries

Adding entries to an image catalog is always cumbersome however the API QVOIFIMG makes it an easy task but this one isn't available on the WRKIMGCLG screen. Please add this function on the screen so I don't need to remember the name of the API of ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 8 Not under consideration

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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review