I work for a midsized General Insurance Company and our core business application runs in As400, in the exercise to upgrade as400 server hardware and OS, a local IBM reseller is proposing us the following 2 options
system p ( Server 8202 Model E4C) + system i OS V6.1 (or)
7402- C08 Deskside HMC + sytem p (8202 Model E4C) + Power VM standard + system i v6.1 in one partition
The problem is I am more into application development and programming and don’t have much exposure in hardware capacity planning and system administration. our application modules are develop in RPG 3, RPG IV and ILE, we have 60 - 70 end users and planning to modernise application modules
Any suggestion on the following points would guide me in implementing the project
Which hardware option will be the best for our shop?
The required software tools which we may need for future developments and application modernization.
check list in planning and executing the migration
Any advice would greatly assist and help me
Thanks in advance.
Software/Hardware used: AS400 270, RPG3, RPG IV ILE, AS400