Let me repeat what Chuck said:
Be sure to /IPL/ the device by using: VRYCFG RESET(*YES)
If your tape IOP (since you're running V5R4 I assume you're still using
IOPs) is not on any disk IOP then you can also try:
You should see
Record the IOP. Make sure it only has tape.
1. Start a service tool
7. Hardware service manager
Find it by drilling down into packaging resources. Use option 3 to
perform concurrent maintenance. Power off the domain. Power it back on.
Basically does everything that a physical IPL does to the card, except
maybe apply PTF's. Non disruptive to other users. I used to have to do
this quite often on troublesome tape drives. Of course, you have to vary
it off first.
I can't remember if V5R4 supported WRKPTFGRP. If so, you may want to
compare it with
You should have the current:
So order those. And also order the cume, SF99540. You can see if you're
current by seeing if '2094' is listed in DSPPTF for 57##999 or 57##SS1.
Well, you may not need java and what not, but I'd definitely get the hiper
and backup. If you order a cume you'll also get a copy of hiper and DB2.
See SNDPTFORD. If you're really behind expect this to take a LONG time.
Like, maybe fire it up before going home, (providing no nightly process
will kill that).