Installing, upgrading, or deleting i5/OS and related software
This topic collection guides you through the concepts and procedures for installing, upgrading, or deleting i5/OS software on your system.
Use this information to install the i5/OS® release, part of the i5/OS release, or licensed programs related to i5/OS in IBM® eServer™ and IBM Systems i5 and p5 models. If you are installing software as part of an iSeries™ hardware upgrade, first go to the topic Upgrading your iSeries server . If you are upgrading to other hardware models, see the Upgrades topic .
If you are planning to boot to i5/OS from the load-source disk unit that is attached via the 2847 I/O processor, ensure you see the IBM Redbook, iSeries and TotalStorage: A Guide to Implementing External Disk on eServer i5; SG24-7120
for important planning and implementation considerations.
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- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights V5R4 changes for the upgrade, installation, and deletion information for i5/OS and related software.
- Printable PDF
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- Fastpath for software installation, upgrade, and deletion tasks
Use this information as a shortcut to help you determine the group of tasks perform for your particular i5/OS installation or upgrade.
- Concepts for software installation
You and IBM together manage the use, documentation, and transfer of i5/OS licensed programs.
- Checklist: i5/OS software upgrade or replacement readiness
Use this checklist to help consolidate and verify that you have completed all the preparation tasks for a software upgrade.
- Upgrading or replacing i5/OS and related software
Follow these procedures to upgrade or replace software. These procedures include preparing for the upgrade or replacement, installing software using either automatic or manual installation, and completing the final checklist.
- Replacing Licensed Internal Code and i5/OS of the same version and release
Use this procedure to install a new modification of Licensed Internal Code and a more recent update of the i5/OS operating system to support new hardware.
- Checklist: i5/OS software installation readiness
Use this checklist to help consolidate and verify that you have completed all the preparation tasks for an i5/OS software installation.
- Installing i5/OS and related software on a new system or logical partition
Follow these procedures to plan and prepare to install the i5/OS release, install software on a new system or logical partition, install additional licensed programs, install a secondary language, and complete the final checklist.
- Changing the primary language of your system or logical partition
Use this procedure to install a primary language from either a secondary language media set or a primary language media set.
- Deleting software related to the i5/OS operating system
Use this information to help you determine if delete an unwanted part of a licensed program. These requirements are not always apparent. You can also use the procedures in this topic to delete the parts of licensed programs you no longer need.
- Troubleshooting software installation problems
This information describes common problem scenarios, recovery methods, and ways to get help if you encounter a problem during i5/OS software installation.
- i5/OS software reference
This topic contains a collection of supporting information about the concepts and tasks related to upgrading or installing i5/OS software.
- Related information for software installation
This list includes related sources of information for i5/OS software installation or upgrades.