There is a System Value, QABNORMSW, Previous end of system indicator, that tells you whether it was normal or abnormal. This can be viewed with WRKSYSVAL, or used in a CLP with RTVSYSVAL.
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What <i>IPL status</i> are you thinking of? Are you trying to see if an IPL has completed or not? Or do you want to know how far it has progressed?
In general, you look at the system’s control panel to see the “status”. In terms of completion, in general, if the auto-start processes are running, then the IPL completed. Without knowing how you have your system startup defined, we can’t tell you how to determine if your auto-start tasks have run or are running.