Looks my management has agreed for me to do the following steps at the
remote site on Monday 03/04.
Since the Hardware is not under IBM Support if I needed assistance I would
not be able to call them for help.
Would anyone on this list be willing for me to call them Monday if I
needed additional help?
It would really be appreciated.
o Insert the CD labeled "I_BASE_01" (it should have Licensed
Internal Code or LIC written on it) into the system CD/DVD drive
(preferably the newest CD that you can find that matches your currently
installed operating system i.e. V5R3, V5R4, etc. -- usually indicated by a
re-spin or revision code beginning with RS* example: RSB, RSF, RSK, etc.).
o Change the front panel of the system to MANUAL mode (Use the front
panel buttons to change/increment the 01 to 02 and press the accept button
-- usually the middle one -- and continue to adjust each letter from there
until the panel shows "02 D M")
o Once the system shows "02 D M", change the 02 back to 01 so the
front panel shows "01 D M" and press the accept button and confirm the
o Once the front panel shows "01 D M", sign on to the HMC and
Shutdown the Server then Start it back up and IPL from the CD.
o This will usually take 30-45 minutes and will then display a
screen on the console to select a language for the Licensed Internal Code
(LIC). Select the language 2924 if requested and press <enter> to confirm.
o The first menu should show an Option 1 to Install Licensed
Internal Code. Take this option and press <enter>.
o The next menu should show an Option 2 to Install Licensed Internal
Code and Initialize System. Take this option and press <enter>.
o Press the appropriate function key (usually F10) to continue the
install of the Licensed Internal Code (LIC). The system will initialize the
load source drive and install LIC from the CD. This process usually takes
about 60 to 90 minutes, sometimes longer.
o Once the load source is initialized and LIC installation is
complete, the system will perform an IPL of the Licensed Internal Code
o You may get a couple of messages regarding disk or console
settings, just press F10 as necessary to continue through these messages.
o The system should then take you to IPL / Install Operating System
/ Dedicated Service Tools (DST) menu.
o Take the option to go into DST (usually option 3)
o Sign on to DST with user profile QSECOFR and pwd QSECOFR (all
o Take the option to Work with Disk Units -- usually option 4.
o Take the option to Work with Disk Configuration -- usually option
o Take the option to Work with ASP Configuration -- usually option 3.
o Take the option to Add Units to the ASPs -- usually option 3.
o Type a "1" in front of all the available disk drive (DASD) units
on the screen (you may need to page down to get all of them) and press
<enter> to confirm. (You may get some messages regarding disk or DASD
settings, press F10 as necessary to continue through these messages.) The
process to add these drives may take up to two hours, depending on your
system and the quantity and size of disk drives you are adding.
o Once the drives are added, power down the system by pressing the
white power button on the front panel. Some systems require you to press
the button a second time and some require you to hold the button down for
several seconds until it starts to shut down. Otherwise, you can just
unplug it and you are done!
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