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Brad, here's more on the subject from the Jan 25, 2022 announcement.


My apologies ahead of time if someone else sent this.

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1. Re: IBM i VMs without serial numbers? (Brad Stone)


message: 1
date: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:33:09 -0500
from: Brad Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: IBM i VMs without serial numbers?

Any idea how this will affect the _MATMATR1 API? It's what I used to get the logical serial, serial number.

What about the system value for QMODEL?

On Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 9:23 AM Steve Pavlichek <spavlichek@xxxxxxxxxxx>

IBM recently introduced virtual serial #?s. Each LPAR can be assigned
a virtual serial # which is different than the physical server serial #.

All IBM I systems will have a serial number.

From: Brad Stone<mailto:bvstone@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2022 10:20 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<mailto:
Subject: IBM i VMs without serial numbers?

I have a customer inquiring how licensing will work on a cloud system
that they claim may move from VM to VM and they don't have serial numbers.

Is this the case? For example, can some systems not have logical
serial numbers, and/or serial numbers and/or model numbers?

I have many customers on the cloud and this is the first I've heard of

Bradley V. Stone


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