i think you’re trying to eat an elephant here. one bite at a time (and you still may never get there)
My CISC to RISC up grade was years ago but, what i remember is:
on the CISC side – V3R2 had to be current on all PTFs, we had to go to an intermidiate release
which was 37 – (part of the CISC to RISC move)
(my IT dept told me to do the 32 to 34 upgrade inhouse – don’t call IBM because it’s a no-brainer… i immediately called IBM and after looking at our system the IBM engineer said
“most people call us right after they crash their box, you guys called us just before. Had you tried upgrading without IBM help you would have probably lost your box”)
(to get us current enough for the up grade they had to use their “Gold Tapes”, they have all prior versions on ‘Gold Tapes”, (even if they won’t admit it) it’s just hard to get them to use them.)
(and i believe CISC boxes used 8mm tapes, i never got PTFs on CDs for that box)
Then (without IBMs help) we migrated from R3V7 on CISC to RISC 42 (or) 43 (don’t remember which)
Then we HAD to go to V4R5 (because 44 wouldn’t migrate to 51) and we’re now on
52 on a 720 (and the highest version you can do on a 720 box is 53)
i don’t think you can jump more than two versions on IBM and you have to watch the version release notes for what changes are important on versions you jumped.
I seriously doubt that you can take 32 to 61, especially from an old box.
i would think that you would have to get IBM involved and then they may tell you to just worry about your legacy software and screw the rest.
i wish you luck on this.