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  • P series to I series Conversion

    Hi All,

    I have an old P520 which we dont use, but would like to convert it to an I series, possibly by puchasing a VPD chip from ebay of the correct part number obviously. An using our install media to put os400 on it, so it could be a hardware test bed. We are aware this would need reloading every 70 days but it isn't an issue to us.

    Does anyone have any input as to wether this is a viable option.

    Kind regards

    Richard

  • #2
    Re: P series to I series Conversion

    The P520 will natively run v5.4 or later. Not sure if 7.1 though.
    Hunting down the future ms. Ex DeadManWalks. *certain restrictions apply

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      Re: P series to I series Conversion

      Thanks for the reply, however I was more concerned with wether moving a vpd into the p series should turn it into an I series without corrupting the vpd.

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      • #4
        Re: P series to I series Conversion

        No clue for me. Do you have an IBM business partner, if so I'd ask them or a consultant.

        Doing that kind of hardware stuff is most likely beyond the scope of this site, but I'm often wrong.
        Hunting down the future ms. Ex DeadManWalks. *certain restrictions apply

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        • #5
          Re: P series to I series Conversion

          Power Systems boxes can run both AIX, Linux or IBM i on the same hardware.

          However (assuming you literally mean pSeries, not just using an older name) you can't run IBM i directly on a pSeries.

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