Steps to SLIP Install the Licensed Internal Code

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Problem(Abstract)

This document will give you the steps to perform a SLIP installation of the License Internal Code from tape or CD. This will cover all releases up through V7R1 with few differences.

Resolving the problem

This document will give you the steps to perform a SLIP installation of the License Internal Code from tape or CD. This will cover all releases up through V7R1 with few differences. We will not cover setup of the HMC or other configuration issues. This document will cover the basic steps to select an alternate installation device and the steps to perform the SLIP installation.

1. If installing from tape, make sure you have your save tape with license Internal code loaded into the tape drive. To verify the tape has Licensed Internal Code on it (which is saved with the SAVSYS command), do a DSPTAP DEV(TAPXX) DATA(*LABELS). If Licensed Internal Code is saved to tape, the first label will be QFILEIML .

Note: Replace TAPXX with the appropriate tape device.

If installing from disc, then make sure that your I_BASE_01 disc is loaded into the correct optical drive.

2. If you are using an alternate installation device (cannot IPL directly from media), make sure you have your I_Base_01 disc loaded as well.

3. Set your system to 'D' Manual mode either from the front panel (stand-alone system) or from the HMC, and then perform an IPL. If you have access to the command line, ensure the system is in manual mode and issue command PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*IMMED) RESTART(*YES) IPLSRC(D).

4. Below is the first screen you should come to:

Select language

5. If the language feature above is correct, press Enter.

Confirm Language Group

6. Press Enter to confirm your language feature.

Install Licensed Internal Code menu


7. If you are using an alternate installation device, select Option 3 from the screen above and press Enter. Otherwise, go to Step 12.

Select Alternate Installation Device Bus

8. On this screen, select the bus that has your tape drive attached and press Enter. If you are not sure, you will need to look on each one to find the appropriate tape device. If you have access to your system prior to the SLIP installation, you can determine which bus the tape drive is on and the serial number of the drive by running the following command:

DSPHDWRSC TYPE(*STG) OUTPUT(*PRINT)

Select Media Type


9. Select tape or optical as your alternate installation device.

Select Alternate Installation Device


10. Select your device, and press Enter. It shows the type, model, and serial number.

Alternate Installation Device Selected


11. Notice that your device is selected. Press F3 to exit. You have now selected your alternate installation device.

Confirm Alternate Installation Device


12. Select Option 1 to install License Internal Code.

Install Licensed Internal Code


13. If you selected to install from an alternate installation device, you will see this screen. Press Enter to continue if it is correct.

Install Licensed Internal Code (LIC)


14. Select Option 1 to Restore License Internal Code. Select no other option.

Install Licensed Internal Code - Status


15. You will get the status bar.

Install Licensed Internal Code - Elapsed time



16. After the Licensed Internal Code has reached 100%, the system will automatically perform an IPL on the A side and you will be taken to the IPL or Install the Operating System screen. At this point, the License Internal Code has been SLIP installed, and you can choose one of these options.

IPL or Install the System

Note: If you will continue to slip the Operating System, refer to Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document New, Steps to SLIP Install the Operating System: Database 'DCF Technotes (IBM i)', View 'Products', Document 'Steps to SLIP Install the Operating System'.

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More support for:

IBM i
Save/Restore

Software version:

5.1.0, 5.2.0, 5.3.0, 5.3.5, 5.4.0, 5.4.5, 6.1, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 7.1, 7.1.0

Operating system(s):

IBM i

Reference #:

N1018561

Modified date:

2012-08-18

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