Category Archives: i 6.1 upgrade

Live blog of an i5/OS V5R4 to i 6.1 upgrade performed on 4-14-12

IT Jungle: Major and Minor Power System Upgrades

IT Jungle just published my latest article on leveraging your existing capacity at upgrade time by performing a minor upgrade on existing hardware, rather than moving to the latest Power 7+ machines. With the incredible capacity built in late-model Power … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: An i 6.1 Upgrade Checklist

IT Jungle just published my latest Admin Alert column where I detailed what should go into an i 6.1 upgrade checklist. Since I wrote that column, we successfully performed an i5/OS V5R4 to i 6.1 upgrade using that checklist as our … Continue reading

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Collected Live Blog Posts on Joe’s Recent i 6.1 Upgrade–For IT Jungle Readers and Other Interested Parties

On April 14, 2012, my partner Scott and myself performed an i 6.1 upgrade on a development machine in our network. As promised in tomorrow’s Admin Alert column on an i 6.1 upgrade checklist, I live-blogged the entire upgrade for … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R to i 6.1 Upgrade: 3rd Party Tweaks and Backup-The Final Steps (Part 7)

This is part seven of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. We’re currently waiting for the two object conversion jobs to finish running. … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: Applying License Keys and Converting Objects (Part 6)

This is part six of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. PTFs have been applied on our target system. We again verified this through … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: The Philosophy of Waiting Time (Part 5)

This is part five of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Currently waiting for PTFs to apply. For all my off-hours work, I usually … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: Upgrade Verification and PTF Load (Part 4)

This is part four of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Back from lunch. Used GO LICPGM, Option 50 (Display Install History) to view … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Upgrading i V5R4 to i 6.1: Break Before Upgrade Verification (Part 3)

This is part three of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. After two hours, the system upgrade piece seems to be almost finished … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Upgrading i V5R4 to i 6.1: Starting the Upgrade (Part 2)

This is part two of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Kicking off the upgrade is relatively easy. If you follow IBM’s … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Updating i V5R4 to i 6.1: Backup Issues (Part 1)

Today, my compadre Master Technician Scott and myself are updating a development i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. I am putting out occassional blog posts all day documenting our progress. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by … Continue reading

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Nice Power i 6.1 upgrade planning checklist by Steve Pitcher

My shop performed three Power i 6.1 upgrades last year, and we’re starting the planning cycle for three more upgrades this year.

In preparation, I found a nice general V6R1 upgrade planning checklist by Steve Pitcher posted on Search400. Steve seems to cover most of the bases I know of. It’s a good start and reminder for my renewed planning efforts.

You can read and print the checklist here.

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