Last year we went through a similar conversion, IXS cards on an 810 to
iSCSI on a 520. The answer for us was to create the xSeries objects,
install the operating systems, and applications and leave them running,
while varying off the IXS cards on the 810. When the time came to migrate
the balance of the system, we did a library specific save restore. iSCSI
requires some updated licensed programs and PTF's. Just seems like to
much trouble to do it twice.
Contact me off line for details if you wish.


Carl Novit
Vice President
FRS, Inc.
843.720.7436 ext. 7708

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Move an iSCSI attached xSeries PC


Was wondering if it was posible to save the objects needed for a iSCSI
attached xSeries PC and move them to another System i.

Actually, here's the scenario:

Current has a model 270 @ v5r4 with IxA attached xSeries.

270 to be replaced with 515 @v5r4, which doesn't support IxA, so new
xSeries PC's to be purchase to attach via iSCSI.

The IxA attached xSeries is running Windows 2003 Web edition with a
ColdFusion based extranet website. In order to minimize downtime,
what we'd like to do is the following:

During validation and testing of the RISC to RISC migration, go ahead
and set up the new iSCSI attached PC with Windows and Coldfusion and a
copy of the current web site. Note site is static, all the dynamic
info is retrieved from iSeries stored procedures.

Save the System i "stuff" required for the iSCSI attached xSeries.
Wipe the 515.
Perform the real RISC-to-RISC migration.
Restore the "stuff" save above for the iSCSI attached xSeries.
Vary the iSCSI on and have the extranet site back up.

Can this be done?
Any tips/tricks?
What would all the "stuff" we'd need to save and restore the iSCSI?

Thanks in advance,

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