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Preparing for a Successful R7 Migration Ruth Pharr CISTECH, Inc. Session Objectives. Part 1 - Planning and Preparation Gain an understanding of the planning and preparation tasks to implement R7, including initial server installation and migration.

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Preparing for a Successful

R7 Migration

Ruth Pharr

CISTECH, Inc.


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Session Objectives

  • Part 1 - Planning and Preparation

    • Gain an understanding of the planning and preparation tasks to implement R7, including initial server installation and migration.

  • Part 2 - Client Architecture Implementation

    • Discuss the requirements and review the process for implementing the R7 Power Architecture including Link Manager, Power Link and Net Link.


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Agenda

  • R7 Requirements

  • Technical Planning

  • Installation and Migration

  • Integration and Testing

  • Go-Live and Support

  • Helpful Resources

  • Summary


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iSeries Requirements

Minimum OS/400 release for R7 is V5R2

Latest iSeries fixes (V5R4)

SF99540 Latest cumulative package

SF99504 Database PTFs

SF99539 Group Hipers

SF99369 Java PTFs

R7 Requirements


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XA Requirements

RPG Compiler (for migration tools)

XAR6 client must be at level 17 or higher or conversion will not work

User definitions

Integrator customizations

R7 Requirements


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R7 Online Questionnaire

http://support.mapics.com/r7orderhm.htm

Required to order R7

Can your iSeries run R7 clients

Ensure successful implementation

Current system configuration

5250 users and Power users

Typical PC configuration

Will you need help

Technical Planning



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Infor and your affiliate will work with you to verify that your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Collect performance data

Use capacity planning tools to determine if hardware upgrades are recommended

Perform upgrades in advance

Customers who approach R7 implementation this way achieve better results.

Technical Planning


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Create custom R7 checklist based on your path your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

CISTECH’s template Excel Worksheet *

Update with latest information from Infor documentation

Assign responsibilities and target dates

Manage your implementation effort

*Not intended to be used as a complete step-by-step guide

Technical Planning


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Questions your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

on R7 Requirements

or Technical Planning?


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Five Phases your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Planning and Preparation

Initial Install and Test Migration

Integration, Tuning and User Training

Final Migration and Go-Live

Post-Migration Support

Technical Planning


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1. Planning and Preparation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Review R7 application changes

SH14411 Technical Newsletter

Review R7 Upgrade information

SH14412 Technical Planning Guide

SH14413 R7 Install/Upgrade Guide

SH15308 R6 to R7 Migration Steps

Check Third-Party Applications

Analyze changes to custom code

Technical Planning


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2. Initial Install and Test Migration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Enter keys

Perform initial installation (CAS)

Install applications that will be migrated to R7 and run tailoring

Apply latest PCMs

Download and apply migration fixes

Run migration process

Installation and Migration


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Installation and Migration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

  • XAR6 to XAR7 Migration Example:

    • XAR6 - apply SH14057 and activate new Security Areas to be migrated to R7 (one time)

    • Same applications installed in the from and to environments

      • Install any new applications in a duplicate environment for testing and training

    • Verify migration was successful

      • View migration report MIGRnR7P

        • (n = your current release)


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Installation and Migration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)


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Installation and Migration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)


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Installation and Migration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Date 2/02/06 Time 9:24:14 File Migration Report Listing MIGR6R7P

THE MIGRATIONS WERE SUCCESSFUL FOR ALL OTHER INSTALLED APPLICATIONS

** END OF REPORT **


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3. Integration, Tuning and User Training your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Integrate R7 with custom code

CISTECH’s Upgrade Assistant:

Minimize effort and cost

Minimize risk

Tune the environment (clients)

Conduct User Training

Integration and Testing


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Questions your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

on R7 Migration

or Integration?


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4. Final Migration and Go-Live your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Download and apply latest migration tool fixes

Run migration process again

5. Post-Migration Support

User Support

Download/apply PTFs as needed

Client Tuning

Go-Live and Support


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Contact CISTECH or your affiliate for help with: your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (Power Architecture)

Planning for R7

iSeries Upgrades

R7 Installation and migration

User Training for R7 applications

Integrate your custom code using Upgrade Assistant

Performance analysis and tuning

Training for IT Personnel

Helpful Resources


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R7 requires extra planning, particularly with the client applications

Minimum OS Release is V5R2

R7 server installation has not changed

R7 migration supported for R4, R5 & R6

You have resources and tools to help you succeed

Summary


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R7 Implementation applications

Java Architecture Implementation


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Agenda applications

  • R7 Requirements

  • Host and Network Configuration

  • R7 Java Architecture

  • Client Installation

  • Performance Considerations

  • Summary


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IT Skills Needed applications

Familiar with iSeries Integrated File System (IFS)

Experience configuring TCP/IP on the iSeries

Basic networking skills

Understanding of iSeries Database (for tuning clients by creating logical files)

R7 Requirements


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Infor and your affiliate will work with you to verify that your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Collect performance data

Use capacity planning tools to determine if hardware upgrades are recommended

Perform upgrades in advance

Customers who approach R7 implementation this way achieve better results.

Technical Planning


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iSeries Requirements your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

5722JC1 Toolbox for Java

5722JV1 Java Developer Kit Options

*BASE Developer Kit for Java

Java Developer Kit 1.4

OS400 (5722SS1) Option 30 – QSHELL

5722TC1 TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities

Latest iSeries Java PTFs from IBM

Latest iSeries Cumulative Package

R7 Requirements


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PC Requirements (Recommended) your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

OS Windows

Memory 512 (256 MB free)

better: 1GB (512 MB free)

Processor Pentium II 400

Disk 20 GB (200 MB free)

Display XGA

Resolution 1024x768

Internet Browser with Java enabled

R7 Requirements


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Questions your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

On

R7 Requirements?


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iSeries Configuration Requirements your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Domain Entry for host to participate on the network

Host Table Entry for identifying the host

Configure Netserver to view IFS directories

Host Configuration


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Host Configuration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

CFGTCP Option 12


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Host Configuration your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

CFGTCP Option 10


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Network Configuration Requirements your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Domain Name Services (DNS)

Must be able to ping using host names:

From iSeries to the PC

From PC to iSeries

Create a share to MAPICS directory in the IFS

Network Configuration


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Questions your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

On

Configuration?


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LinkManager your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Management and maintenance for client environment

PowerLink

Browser with new look and feel

Internal LAN only

NetLink

Thin client

Internet Access

R7 Java Architecture


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SH14777 (download from E:Info) your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Installation Guide for R7 Clients

LinkManager User Guide

New Features at latest fix level

Install IFS Client Objects from CD (SH14608)

Restore server objects to the AMXLIBx library

Initialize IFS for the environment

Sign on to environment as QSECOFR

Enter the XA environment to be installed

Key INZIFS on command line

Enter to accept English as default help text

Client Installation


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iSeries IFS Environment your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Folders created in IFS when you run environment initialization

\\hostname\root\MAPICS\AMALIBx

(x=application designator)

Contain Java applications (.jar files)

Client configuration stored here

Fixes for clients are placed in IFS for download and applying to clients at login

R7 Java Architecture


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R7 Java Architecture your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

XA R7 Environments

R7, RE, ZC, and ZB


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R7 Java Architecture your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

To manually create a new environment from an existing one, you run an XA command to copy folders and restart all the Java Server Jobs

*refer to E:Info knowledge base

XA R7 Environments

R7, RE and RV


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Start the Global Environment your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Log on to iSeries

Start Global Environment

PSICTLUJB ENV(xy) UJOB(PSVJUP) OPTION(*GLOBAL)

(xy) is the environment designator

WAIT for the two jobs in QUSRWRK to reach JVAW status

MPXREGSRV

MPXMGRSRV

IMPORTANT: Do not start U-jobs for environment until instructed to do so in the installation guide

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Install Java Runtime Environment your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Java Runtime 1.4.2 is required

Remove previous versions using Add/Remove Programs before installing

Installed only once per PC

Navigate to URL for LinkManager or PowerLink installation (in next slides)

Click on Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2 in the Title to begin installation

Follow prompts and accept certificates

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Click


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Install LinkManager your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Only IT Personnel PCs or a server

Open your web browser

Navigate to this address

Http://<<host>>.<<domain>>:36001/LinkManager/

(host) is the name of your iSeries

(domain) is the name of your domain

Click on Infor XA Link Manager in the title to begin installation

Follow prompts and accept certificates

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Click


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Install PowerLink your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Apply client fix package before initial installation of PowerLink

SH14855 (look for future session on PTFs)

Start U-Job for MAPICS Java Server in the desired environment

PSICTLUJB ENV(xy) UJOB(PSVJUP) REQUEST(*START)

OR Start the PSVJUP U-Job in CAS

NOTE: Conversion of User Definitions and Integrator Business Objects will occur the first time you start the U-Job for the environment (after a data migration)

Wait for U-Job to become active

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

PSVJUP is active

Active Job is in DEQW status


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Install PowerLink your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Navigate to this address

Http://<<host>>.<<domain>>:36001/PowerLink/xy

(host) is the name of your iSeries

(domain) is the name of your domain

(xy) is the designator for the R7 environment

Click on Infor XA Power-Link R7 in the title to begin installation

Follow prompts and accept certificates

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Click


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Questions your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

On

Client Installation?


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Install NetLink your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

NOTHING TO INSTALL

Web Browser Access over Internet

Navigate to this address

Http://<<host>>.<<domain>>:36001/NetLink/

(host) is the name of your iSeries

(domain) is the name of your domain

Client Installation


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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Client Installation your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)


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NetLink vs. PowerLink your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Create, Change, Copy and Delete actions are supported in both

The following are available only in PowerLink:

Mass actions (Mass change, mass delete…)

Quick Change, Compare, Host Print and Host Jobs

Wizards (MO close, Create PO from requisition, Check Component Availability…)

Client Installation


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Performance Considerations your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Logicals for faster data access

Apply latest Database PTF package from IBM

Switches vs. Hubs

Network traffic – Performance Assessment

iSeries Performance configuration

Meet recommended PC requirements

Auxiliary Servers for NetLink and SystemLink

Response Time depends

on your network and PC configuration

more than ever before

Performance


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iSeries Performance Configuration (SH14413) your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

MAXACT for *BASE pool (WRKSYSSTS) - start high, adjust as needed

System Values

QACTJOB 400

QADLTOTJ 50

QMAXACTLVL *NOMAX

QPRCMLTTSK 1

QTOTJOB 1000

QUTCOFFSET Offset for your time zone

Performance


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iSeries Performance Configuration (SH14413) your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Prestart Jobs – set maximum usage to 1

CHGPJE SBSD(QSYS/sbsd) PGM(QSYS/pgm) MAXUSE(1)

SBSD PGM

QUSRWRK QZDASOINIT

QUSRWRK QZRCSRVS

QSERVER QZDAINIT

QSERVER QPWFSERVSO

Performance


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Contact CISTECH or your affiliate for help with: your machine will handle new requirements for Java applications (“Browser” Architecture)

Planning for R7

iSeries Upgrades

R7 Installation and migration

User Training for R7 applications

Integrate your custom code using Upgrade Assistant

Performance analysis and tuning

Training for IT Personnel

Helpful Resources


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R7 Power Architecture has more hardware resource considerations

LinkManager provides maintenance and administration to application servers

PowerLink has replaced the Browser

NetLink should be installed on an auxiliary server for best performance

Summary


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Technical Information considerations

Ruth Pharr Belinda Daub

[email protected] [email protected]

704-814-0007 704-814-0004

Sales Information

Mike Taylor

[email protected]

423-266-3011

Thank You!


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