That last line throws a wrench into a bunch of ideas, but I suppose you
have your reasons. <snip>FWIW, BRMS is not an option.</snip> Because
BRMS does have a lot of bail out points, etc.
I know IBM had something called a thin console at one time. But the
documentation I've read said that it's not supported on Power 6 or Power 7
Lan Console, HMC or something else I am hearing about FSM - Flex Systems
Manager has some potential. Verify what you really have. Because if you
do have a FSM then there are ways to start your system console sessions on
it, and get remote access to them that's even better than a PC Anywhere
type solution. I know for a fact that HMC has this. Do you have the
model number? Can you snap a picture of the screen and shoot it to me
Someone mentioned a point about your weekly IPLs. There are pros/cons to
If you have an automated routine that downloads the latest cume and PTF
groups and sets those to apply every week then a frequent IPL will keep
you up to snuff on patches. Prompt SNDPTFORD and look for the special
values like *CUMPKG, *HIPERGRP, etc.
If you use SQL, imbedded in your applications or elsewhere, IPLs destroy
some things that help SQL to run faster. Let me explain it like this, you
run an sql statement. It analyses it and figures out the best way to run
it, and runs it. The next time you run it it checks a special area and
knows now how to run it and skips that step. You IPL and that is cleared
and it has to reanalyze it.
Back when disk drives were measured in MB instead of GB the amount of
space cleared up by an IPL was quite significant. It just isn't so
If you frequently IPL you'll learn quickly to add stuff to the startup
program. If you only IPL every three years you may forget how to start up
all those WAS based applications and whatnot.