• Subject: Re: year 2000
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 09:21:44 -0400

>At 09:13 PM 9/7/97 -0500, Roy Schnauss  wrote:
>>Has anyone tried a way to fix SSP for the year 2000 on their system 
>>36?  If you have any ideas please write.  I know that IBM has a PTF 
>>out called the VASP software, that allows the user a 100 year window 
>>within which to work.  I am wondering if anyone has used this 
>>software or knows of another fix.
>>Thank You,
>>Roy Schnauss
At 10:50 AM 9/8/97 +0000,  Russ Khoury  wrote:
>Years back I put the VASP on some 36's. Along w/support for Year 2000 for
>the SSP, it had some other features, including CALL support for RPG II. But,
>I never IPL'd the system w/2000 as the year. Now the Advanced/36's includes
>the VASP so I presume that's how IBM implemented Y2K support in the SSP.
>BTW, getting VASP for the original 36's may be hard - I don't believe IBM
>offers it anymore. Also, you need to be at a high level of PTF's. If you're
>sticking w/36 code - I'd get an Advanced/36 w/OS400. W/O OS400 its a
>supercharged 36 that'll run just about all 36 object code. If you have all
>the source, then you should get OS400, so you can migrate the code to the
>400 side. 
>Good luck.
>| Russ Khoury
I sent the same type note  privately to Roy.   I would however  advise him
to keep  his conversion efforts to a minimum.  That is  to a manageable
level for the time allowed to remediate the Y2K solution.  This  might mean
 leaving the code a S36 and  not converting to AS/400 native as you suggest.

There are some good automated tool suites to do the Y2K effort at
reasonable price points.   Don't think I'd try to retrofit  some of the
existing S/3X or 400 tools to  fit Y2K effort.  The payback comes in the
form of excessive  or recursive passes.   You  just  have to do the job
right as quickly as possible, and allow a year  for  the watchful eye [post
test] on production.

Glenn Ericson,          Phoenix Consulting                      
P O Box 701164   East Elmhurst NY 11370-3164 USA                            
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AS/400 & Year 2000- - Solutions Specialists
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