A tad more detail so nobody runs out and panics!

The OS upgrade itself went fine. QGPL and QUSRSYS were properly upgraded
and most of the various OS/400 (SS1) options were happily installed. In
both cases there were at least a dozen options that failed ALL AT ONCE.
Watching the progress screen all of a sudden there are a bunch that
failed. (in one case one of my guys was there with me and we noticed the
update had frozen. He hit F12 once and Bang there were 13 failed, then
the updates continued) After the failures it picks up and completes the
rest of them. As Al suggests I just use option 11 to re-select them (if
they are not already selected) and this time they install just fine. The
most annoying thing is re-loading each of the CDs again so the products
can be located.

For those who commented that only what's installed gets updated, you
guys need to check out GO LICPGM option 5!! Here you can select from the
NEW CD's what products you want to load. You also get to learn: 1) Did
you get everything you asked for, 2) Are the CD's at least readable by
your system, 3) Are you going to run out of disk space in the process.
And you can remove products that you no longer want (such as XD1 for
example).

As for timing, on a 820 Dual) we did the upgrade (Including ALL of WDS
and Java) and loaded RZG, Then applied HIPER, DB, PT, HTTP and Java
groups, plus the CUMe and got done in 5 hours. (Note that his included
TWO passes through the CDs and Backups are extra).

I've done many V5R1s (All from V4R5) and so far as I can recall (brain
fuzzing in and out...) the only failures were on Multi-processor machines.

In the end the worst problem was the incorrect License keys. **AGAIN**
sheesh you think they'd get that right....

  - L

barsa@barsaconsulting.com wrote:

> I have had similar experiences, and I just re-install them.
>
> To me the fact that a failure in a restricted state of any licensed pgm is
> just an indication that the process was never tested well enough.
>
> Al
>
> Al Barsa, Jr.
> Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
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> 400>390
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> 914-251-1234
> 914-251-9406 fax
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> http://www.barsaconsulting.com
> http://www.taatool.com
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>
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>                     Larry Bolhuis
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> 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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