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Upgrade IBMi v7R3 to V7R4 from Virtual Media Repository

  • 1.  Upgrade IBMi v7R3 to V7R4 from Virtual Media Repository

    Posted Wed February 01, 2023 08:31 AM
    Hi everyone,
    I need to upgrade 50 IBMi LPAR and I would like to use images in the Virtual Media Repository.
    I've used this technique successfully in the past to create from scratch a fresh new instance of an IBMi LPAR.
    Before proceeding with this technique I'd like to be sure that's possible to use this technique to upgrade an existing one.
    With the image catalog, I usually use the command:


    PWRDWNSYS OPTION(*IMMED) 
    RESTART(*YES)  IPLSRC(*IMGCLG)
    IMGCLG(V740LIC_K)

    With the Virtual Media Repository i need to specify the alternate restart device in the HMC profile,
    but i think this procedure will erase all the existing info in the LPAR and create a complete new instance.

    Have you any experience on this kind of situation?

    thank you for your replies..

    Eng. Paolo Nervi.



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    Paolo Nervi
    IBMi Technical Leader
    Present
    Turin
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