See, to me anyway.. that's the value of this list, or an iNation.

They don't have sufficient time to test every possiblilty.  So we're doing
the testing.  (We have no option.)  So, IMV, these problems can be narrowed
through the collaboration.



| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Mike Shaw
| Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 1:31 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures
|
|
| that will probably never be known unfortunately........No two
| companies have
| the same hardware components, licensed programs, etc., etc.............It
| would be almost impossible to know the combinations that causes
| this............
|
| I think Al hit right on the nose in lack of testing...........
|
| In terms of install time:  12 + hours by the time all the PTF's had
| applied........
|
| Regards,
|
| Mike Shaw
|
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "jt" <jt@ee.net>
| To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
| Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:15 AM
| Subject: RE: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures
|
|
| > Thanks, Mike...!
| >
| > But...  aaaaaaaargh...:-( !
| >
| > And then again, I've heard folks say they had few, if any problems...?!?
| > Right...?
| >
| > Is there any way of knowing, in advance, if I have the set up
| that's gonna
| > trigger all this ackus-morackas (sp? ;-)...
| >
| > I have to have a decent idea how long this is gonna take.. and
| I doubt if
| > the time-estimates they give (I'm assuming they give, as
| haven't looked at
| > it, yet) are NOT gonna include time for this kinda stuff.
| >
| > jt
| >
| > | -----Original Message-----
| > | From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| > | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Mike Shaw
| > | Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 12:56 PM
| > | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| > | Subject: Re: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures
| > |
| > |
| > | Larry,
| > |
| > | I just did a V4R4 to V5R1 on a Model 720 on Thursday.  The
| > | pre-install stuff
| > | ran fine, but the install failed.  I wound up calling the support
| > | center to
| > | get it going again.....Wound up having to abort the automatic
| installation
| > | and install the licensed program products manually.
| > |
| > | >From the call and the install job log, it appears that something
| happened
| > | with the install of OS/400 Optional Part 3 (Extended
| Directory Support).
| > | >From there, the system hung and nothing happened.
| > |
| > | The workaround was to go to manual mode and force the system to do an
| IPL.
| > |
| > | Once IPL'ed to the B side in normal mode, I used Option 11 on
| the LICPGM
| > | menu to load all the products that were flagged as *ERROR or
| *BACKLEVEL.
| > | Once those were on, I went and got the stuff that was set in
| the Install
| > | List so that I had everything.
| > |
| > | >From there it was on to the CUME, HIPER Group PTF's, and DB2 Group
| PTF's.
| > |
| > | You are not alone, I know of a 730 that had the same
| > | problem...........From
| > | what we concluded looking at the install job log,  something happened
| > | installing Optional Part 3 of OS/400......I have had the same problem
| with
| > | installs at V4R5 and V5R1 just as you have.
| > |
| > | Keep me in the loop if you get more info.  I'll do the same........
| > |
| > | Regards,
| > |
| > | Mike Shaw
| > |
| > | ----- Original Message -----
| > | From: "Larry Bolhuis" <lbolhuis@arbsol.com>
| > | To: "Midrange Systems Mailing List" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
| > | Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:17 PM
| > | Subject: V5R1 Lic Pgm install failures
| > |
| > |
| > | > Greetings to the highly intelligent Midrange community.
| > | >
| > | > The last two V4R5 to V5R1 upgrades that I have done have each failed
| to
| > | > install at least a dozen program products. I didn't keep
| the lists but
| > | > in each case they were smattered all over from pieces of SS1 all the
| way
| > | >   to XE1. In each case history log messages indicated the products
| were
| > | > not copied from the media. LICPGM Option 5-prepare for install- had
| > | > successfully located these products.  After failing during
| the initial
| > | > install the use of option 11-install licensed programs for
| each of the
| > | > failed programs successfully loads them no problem.
| > | >
| > | > Both of these upgrades were dual processor 820 machines with lots of
| > | > memory and disk.
| > | >
| > | > Nothing in the archives, or on the iSeries pages.
| > | >
| > | > Thoughts? Similar experiences? I'm full of ****?
| > | >
| > | >   Thanks,
| > | >
| > | >     - Larry.
| > | >
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