AS/400 Server Migration

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Hi, My customer is looking for migrating the AS400 servers from one location to another. Please can anyone suggest me a high level plan(pre migration & post migration) of how to go about this as I have not done sever migration before. Many Thanks in advance. Regards Hughes Williams

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Are you physically moving systems or migrating to a new iSeries with a save/restore? If you are physically moving the systems, be sure to contract with IBM to do the move or you may invalidate warranty or maintenance.
If you are reloading your data on a new system and you have never done an iSeries full restore and do not know how to verify if your OS level is compatible with the new hardware, I would suggest you contract with IBM or your business partner to do the prep work and restore.

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  • Hugheswilliams
    Hi Dan, Thanks for your answers.I am gathering more information from my customer and will get back on this. Regards Hughes Williams
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  • 65GTO
    If you are keeping you AS/400 and just moving it to a new location, then you would need to be concerned about: 1) power requirements 2) cabling (twinax and ethernet) 3) If using twinax you need to recable just like old location. As to port numbers and workstation/printer addressing. If you are getting a new AS/400, then I suggest you find someone with migrating experience to map out a plan and actually do the migration for you. I have done hundreds of migrations, OS upgrades and relocations and would be happy to assist.
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  • Hugheswilliams
    Hi 65GTO, Many thanks for coming forward with your suggestion and for your further assistance in the coming migration. I am in touch with my customer and will be letting you know about the type of migration(data migration/server migration etc). I will then need your help in getting the plan. Many Thanks Hughes Williams
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  • Hugheswilliams
    Hi 65GTO, At this atge I am assuming that this is a data migration where data needs to be backed up from one server and restored to another AS400 server.I have to provide the high level plan for this-some of which are going to be excuted by the third party vendor.. If this is the scenario then I guess following should be the pre migration task: 1.Pre Migration Backup-GO SAVE followed by option 21. 2.Transport the cartridge tapes to the target location. 3.Restore this data to the target server.(Third party vendor to do this) 4.Getting the ip of the new server from the Network Team /Third Party and connecting to the new server once the restore is over. Post Migration Task: 1.Checking if various services like File Transfer etc are working fine. 2.Install the licence information for third party tools (eg licence number etc)on target server and checking for the third party tools if they are working fine by running the tools. 3.Running batch jobs to see the time taken to finish and hence determine if the performance level is same as compared to previous server. I am assuming the OS is not being upgraded here. and that there are seperate production and development boxes without any partition. Kindly let me know if this plan will be ok for the above case. Also in case the servers have partition then in what way the above plan will change Thanks in advance for your help. Hughes Williams
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  • ADmobius
    I'm going to suggest that you do 2 backups. (GO SAVE, option 21 twice) My buisness partner always tells me to do 2 backups before we do a system migration or upgrade.
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  • 65GTO
    Can't come up with a migration plan without the facts: 1) What OS version is on the source system? 2) Are we migrating from the source to a new target system (different serial# and/or OS version)?
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  • Hugheswilliams
    Hi 65GTO , Many thanks for your reply. We are currently on V5R3.The migration is on initial stages and different cost effective options are being explored. I will get back to you regarding the serial number & the new OS level once this is finalised . Thanks Hughes Williams
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