Re: [IDMSVENDOR-L] 17.0 Upgrade

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jan 28, 2010
We downloaded the software Nov 1 2008 - we were fully in production
19 2009

I will try to go back thru my notes and get a more detailed timeline

from what I have read - a migration from 16 to 17 is VERY painless -
15 to 17 requires a bit more work (because of the things you would have
been bitten by had you gone to 16 first ...)

Chris Hoelscher
Senior IDMS & DB2 Database Administrator Humana Inc

you only need to test the programs that you want to work correctly

Mark Grindstaff <mgrindstaff@PRODIGY.NET>
01/28/2010 09:46 AM
[IDMSVENDOR-L] 17.0 Upgrade
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How long is everyone taking to install 17.0? I'm talking about from the
day you download it from CA to the day you are 100% running in
production. The site I support is upgrading from 16.0 SP7 to 17.0 SP1.

Mark Grindstaff

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Re: [IDMSVENDOR-L] 17.0 Upgrade
"I downloaded in November as well and narrowly missed the race with Chris
H. I went Prod on April 26.

As a straight install I could have gone a lot quicker. We wanted R17 for
the z/IIP processing and so I had a lot of benchmarking and learning to
do before I was happy to run z/IIP. But the management had bought the
z/IIP processor and were really keen to use it and get the TCO charges
down so - for a change - they actually wanted me to upgrade the
software. Normally I have to fight to move forward.

If you are going to R17 and especially z/IIP then I suggest you go SP1.
In fact go SP1 anyway. It will save you some pain.

I have R17 SP1 plus a few APARs now. It looks good to me.

Chris Trayler