I recently finished a project exactly like that. First always start with the file structures. Go thru your ocl and see where they build files on the fly and those should be modified. All files should be converted to DDS and appropriate logical files if needed. For logical files, look at your ocl and see which files are sorted. After the files, look to see if there are any DFU’s, if there are change all the dfu’s to Interactive screen program(s) with validation checking. After that take you rpg program(s) and convert those using an IBM program CVTRPGSRC to ile, do not compile them yet, because you have to go thru your programs and whereever you have changed the files, you must indicate in the programs that they are externally defined. It is quite a chore. and the entire sys36 will run just as is on the i5.
Hope this helps.
Maybe a little premature for this question. Believe it or not, your entire Sys36 will run just as it is on the i5.
Have you had any contact with your IBM Tech Rep?
Where are you with the i5 at this moment?
My guess is that IBM will help you more than any right now.
Just what do you want to migrate to the i5 from the Sys36?
What sort of storage media do you have?
It’s really not hard once you’ve scetched out a plan to follow.