AS/400 terminology

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What is the proper way to refer to our AS/400? We're about to create written documents ... and it'd be nice to not be viewed as "dinosaurs." The easy out is to call it an iSeries, but I thought there was a newer name. We're on a model 7 if that matters. Thanks!
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Hey,

If you are on a latest version (like V7R1) you can call it as “IBM i”
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Pradeep.

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  • TheRealRaven
    To determine the "model", execute a [ DSPSYSVAL QMODEL ] command. There wouldn't be a "model 7". It might be that the operating system is up tp "version 7" or that your system is built around the "Power 7" series of processors.

    For either of those two possibilities, you might have a "System i" or a "Power Server". If the OS is up tp Version 7 but it's not "Power 7" hardware, you likely have an iSeries server.

    The AS/400 series of systems first became available almost 30 years ago. Since then, like essentially every system line from every vendor, major hardware and OS improvements have effectively made for new capabilities that left old names behind.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Note that "IBM i" is the name of the current version of the operating system rather than the name of the system itself.
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  • CharlieBrowne
    Since you are doing written documentation, whatever you put down today will be obsolete soon. I would call it the IBM Midrange Server*
    Then somewhere add a definition that can have AS400, i5, iSeries, Power i, whatever information you want. You can be very description about the changes over the years. The "name" is is mostly for marketing.
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  • ToddN2000
    You could always go take a look at the physical unit. They usually have a name plate or tag with the model listed on the unit. If the unit is fairly new it's most likely a System-i or Power server.
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