One thought I'd add after your first brush with this and things calm down 
a bit:  Find out where your local AS/400 User group meets, and when.  Find 
someone there that is willing to hold your hand for a bit, and to answer 
the phone when you call.   Be sure to attend the group's meetings and any 
regional conferences and seminars.  The AS/400 is an on-going experience 
and you are climbing onto a learning curve that is sharp and long. 

_______________________
Booth Martin
boothm@earth.goddard.edu
http://www.spy.net/~booth
_______________________




Pat Barber <MBOCEANSIDE@postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
11/30/1999 02:12 PM
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

 
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        cc: 
        Subject:        Re: New AS/400 - Now What?

Gallagher, Debbie wrote:
> 
> We just got an AS/400, a 720, with V4R3. I have worked on AS/400 before, 
but

Who ordered the machine ??? and what did the person order ???
What did it replace ??

 
> Now we're on our own and not sure what to do next. We have a couple of 
CDs
> in an

Somebody sent you a AS/400 and said "good luck" ???

On preloaded machines, ptf's are sometimes applied, sometimes NOT..


> It listed things like DB2 QRY and Query/400. So, I signed on and tried a
> couple
> of commands like WRKQRY and STRSQL. Not found in *libl. So, then I tried
> WRKOBJ,

 type the command GO LICPGM and see what is installed on the box...
It may be that you will need to install various license program
products.
You will then need to install PTF's...

> that refers to keys - is this a reference to what IBM has already done 
in

Software keys are required for various program products...
Again, the person who ordered the machine will have this information..

> 
> Anyone give me tips on what's first, second, thing to do here? For 
example,
> is
> there something I need to do to start up all these licensed programs? 
How
> about
> the PTFs? Do them first? Or is there a manual that I've overlooked on 
what

Nothing is required, only that they are installed(go licpgm ... option
10)

> I've been looking through the Getting Your AS/400 Working For You book, 
but
> still not sure where to start.

Everybody will be more than glad to help you, but how did you get stuck
with
an install of a new machine when you have never done one ??? What
application
software are you going to be using ???

1. Secure the machine (setup & change various default passwords)
2. Determine what is installed on the machine.

Ask more questions here ......
+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to 
MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: 
david@midrange.com
+---



+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].