What level should Power5+ run on?

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Patrick wrote in with this question recently: My company is looking into leasing the new 520 Power5+ that was recently announced. I have been looking into the OS level I need to be at in order to run on it. Currently, we have and 825 w/processor feature 2473 and are at V5R3M0 cum 05207. At first I read that the Power5+ will run on V5R3M0, but I have been hearing some conflicting reports that we should be at V5R3M5. The I_BASE for V5R3M0 I have installed is RSC, should we be higher? Do we have to be at V5R3M5? Usually I would upgrade my current system to the OS level that the new machine requires, but I?m finding IBM can?t give me a clear answer. My goal is to do a little as possible to the operating system on my current system but be able to move my data and other licensed products to the new system. I would love to keep V5R3M0 as the base (V5R4 is too new) but do I need a more current base level I_BASE code. -- Deb Tart, associate editor

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Being at V5R3M0 is correct Power5 will work, but you do need to upgrade to LIC level RSG because of hardware requirements.

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