From an existing system running either something earlier than 7.1, or 7.1
and you want to scratch it and start over?

Well, if you are at 7.1 and want to scratch it and start over you might be
ok if all you want is LIC. (No OS and LPPs.) Otherwise it's going to
have a dickens of a time finding volume 2 after the disks have been

Upgrading from 5.4 or 6.1 to 7.1 using image catalogs is done all the
time. Unless you are REALLY short of disk space it's the best way to fly.

Read this for an alternative
"Upgrade or replace software with virtual optical storage using the
Network File System"
"IBM i can now be installed from optical images on the network "
An IBM i 6.1 environment on POWER6® processor-based server can be upgraded
to IBM i 7.1 with an image on the network file server.

Rob Berendt

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