IBM AS400 questions

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Mon Apr 10 01:33:43 CDT 2017

Hi Devin

Have you subscribed to MIDRANGE-L ?

They might help you out. Also, if you would document your findings I 
would be very greatful. I have a model 170 on my todo-list.


On Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 12:21:17PM -0400, devin davison via cctalk wrote:
> Alright, it was quite a while back that I picked up my ibm AS400 model 170.
> I had asked some questions on the list, it was locked with a password and i
> could not get into the machine. I finally got around to getting into the
> machine and am at the main menu. Before i do anything, I want to back up
> the machine. I have a couple of tapes.
> I am not familiar with os/400 at all, the intention is to backup the
> machine so in the event of a hardware failure I will be able to reinstall
> and still have a licenced install.
> I come from the sgi land, usually from the prom there is the HINV command
> to give a nice hardware inventory of the machine, is there a similar
> command in the ibm world? I want to find what options are installed, cpu
> and memory details, etc.
> Any advice on what to do from here is much appreciated. I just want to get
> the thing backed up and rest assured that if the drives fail i can
> reinstall the os and it have its license.
> --Devin

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