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QMGTOOLS: How to check and update QMGTOOLS

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Question

How to check and update QMGTOOLS?

Answer

The document gives the methods to check and update QMGTOOLS for the latest version.

Method 1 - Update using the "Check IBM for update QMGTOOLS" option
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This option is located in the main QMGTOOLS menu. When selected, the tool will try to FTP to the IBM public FTP site at public.dhe.ibm.com. In the screen shot below, option 13 is the "Check IBM for updated QMGTOOLS" option. Once selected, follow the on screen instructions.


Method 2 - Update QMGTOOLS using iDoctor
Hide details for Update QMGTOOLs using iDoctorUpdate QMGTOOLs using iDoctor

This is separated in 2 sections : iDoctor not installed on a PC or iDoctor already installed on a PC.

iDoctor not installed on a PC

1) To install iDoctor on a PC, use the following URL. If this URL does not work, try an internet search for keywords "IBM iDoctor Download".

https://www-912.ibm.com/i_dir/idoctor.nsf/downloadoptions.html

2) If installing for the first time, scroll down to section titled New User Install Tips.

Install Screen Shots

1) Welcome screen, click Next.





2) Accept the license agreement and click Next.


3) Click on Server and Client and click Next.






4) From here add the system or systems to install and add the logon credentials. Click Next.





5) Select the correct version of Must Gather Tools. Other options such as Base Support, Heap Analyzer, Job Watcher, and PEX analyzer are OK to install too as it is part of iDoctor, but not necessary. Click Next and follow the installation prompts. Once the installation finishes, QMGTOOLS library should be on the IBM i server.



iDoctor already installed on a PC


1) Click on the system from iDoctor and this screen should be present :





2) There should be a component call Must Gather Tools. There should be a status field next to it either it is labeled "Available" or "Not installed".

3) If it is "Available", that means that iDoctor detects that QMGTOOLS is installed. In either case, clicking on the "Check for new server builds" button will check for the latest QMGTOOLS and other components of iDoctor. A pop up similiar to this one should appear.




4) Click on yes and follow the instructions.

Method 3 - Manually update from the IBM public FTP site


Hide details for Manually update from the IBM public FTP siteManually update from the IBM public FTP site

1) Browse to url http://public.dhe.ibm.com/services/us/igsc/has/

2) Select the save file that matches your iSeries release and download to a PC.

3) Upload the save file to the iSeries

4) Clear the QMGTOOLS library

5) Restore the library, QMGTOOLS :

RSTLIB SAVLIB(QMGTOOLS) DEV(*SAVF) SAVF(savefile)

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i

Document information

More support for: IBM i

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): IBM i

Software edition: Standard

Reference #: N1020468

Modified date: 04 December 2017


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