02/23/09 Learn more about any IPL process

Want to know more about an IPL than simply the date and time of the last IPL? Sometimes, the information provided by system values is just not sufficient. For instance,

- Did your last IPL take longer than usual?
- Did you recently apply PTFs and wanted to know how long that IPL step took?
- Need to know how long your system spent doing journal recovery?
- Need to know how long it actually takes to "power down"?

By making a simple program call, you can get a spool file that shows your last
power-down and IPL in full detail - Every system reference code and sub-code
is shown, along with the date and timestamp it was issued.

CALL QWCCRTEC

This program runs very quickly, and does not issue any messages. It produces
a QPSRVDMP spool file of about 15-20 pages. Look beyond column 85 for the
information you need. Here's a sample :


*XPF PWRDWN 10/25/08 07:14:20*
* D900 2740 10/25/08 07:14:21*
* D900 2750 10/25/08 07:14:22*
* D900 2770 10/25/08 07:14:22*
* D900 2780 10/25/08 07:14:22*
* D900 2790 10/25/08 07:14:22*
* D900 27C0 10/25/08 07:14:22*
*End PWRDWN 10/25/08 07:14:25*
*XPF IPL 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* C900 2810 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* C900 2820 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 20 0010 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 20 0020 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 30 0010 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 30 0020 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 30 0030 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 30 0040 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 30 0050 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* 10 3A 0010 10/25/08 12:40:05*
* C900 2830 10/25/08 12:40:05*

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2 comments:

6.sAErUmwf6dZiKoIRUJ3SbCH9IDnZg- said...

I also have some great System i tricks, who do I mail them to?

Vision Solutions said...

Thank you for the offer, but for now the blog is only posting tips submitted by Vision Solutions technicians.