Before You Install

  1. Confirm that the OS/400 is version V5R1 or above.
  2. Run WRKLIB RJSIFSTOOL to confirm that you do not already have a copy of the RJSIFSTOOL library on your iSeries. If it returns no results, continue to step 3. If it does return results, RJSIFSTOOL has been installed on your iSeries in the past; ask your iSeries administrator whether to upgrade or clear the library and reinstall.
  3. Make sure that:
    1. FTP is running on the iSeries LPAR where you are installing RJSIFSTOOL.
    2. Your account has the required system credentials.
      Note: If your account does not have the required system credentials, use QSECOFR or another account with *ALLOBJ special authority.
  4. On the FTP server, make sure that NAMEFMT is set to 1, not 0.
    Note: NAMEFMT is set to 1 on most FTP servers.
  5. If you are using FTP exit programs, create an exception or temporarily disable them during this installation.
  6. Make sure that your RJSIFSTOOL license matches the iSeries serial, model, and LPAR numbers. If you do not have a license or do not know if your license matches, view our licensing help or contact RJS Technical Support.
  7. On a Windows system on the same network as the iSeries, download the RJSIFSTOOL FTP installer.
  8. Execute RJSIFSTOOL.EXE.

Installing

  1. Specify the IP address of the LPAR you wish to install to, along with the User and Password of the security officer account you wish to use for performing the install.
  2. Click on Step 1-Connect to IBM i, and click on each button in sequence, waiting for each operation to complete before proceeding to the next. Informational messages will display at the bottom, as will errors messages, if any errors occur.

Applying a License

  1. On an iSeries command line, run CALL QCMD for a longer command line.
  2. Copy the RJSIFSTOOL/PRDSEC command from the licensing email from RJS Software. See the sample licensing email below:
    --------------------------------------------------
    AS/400-iSeries-IBM i Access Codes

    S/N:1000000 M#:M4A LPAR:1 Exp:00/00/0000

    *INSTRUCTIONS* - Copy and paste the access code to a 5250 command line and press Enter to apply the code.
    CALL QCMD from the command line to show a multi-line command line.

    Product Name: IFS Tools
    RJSIFSTOOL/PRDSEC DTAARA(RJSIFSTOOL) DTALIB(RJSIFSTOOL) SECURITY('1710A0E000003D0D200DE0D0810110A0110001901080100000')

    For assistance contact RJS Technical Support
    Email: support.rjs@helpsystems.com
    Tel: (952)736-5800
    Fax: (952)736-5801
    --------------------------------------------------
  3. Paste the RJSIFSTOOL/PRDSEC command in the iSeries command line.
  4. Press Enter.

    IFS Tools is now installed and licensed on the iSeries.

Verifying an Existing License

  1. On an iSeries command line, run the RJSIFSTOOL/PRDINFO command to view your OS/400 level and your iSeries series, model and LPAR numbers. They will display at the bottom of your screen, in the format: OS/400 Level: ___ Model: ___ Serial#: _______ LPAR: _.Copy these values into an email.
  2. On an iSeries command line, run DSPDTAARA RJSIFSTOOL/RJSIFSTOOL to display your current license. Copy the license value to your email, as well.
  3. Send the email to RJS Technical Support at support.rjs@helpsystems.com, with the above information, your name, and the name of your company.

Requesting a Demo/Disaster Recovery/Temporary License

You can get temporary licenses, free of charge, for demo and disaster recovery purposes, or by arrangement.

  1. Get the serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFSTOOL, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. Otherwise:
      1. If you are running OS/400 V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.
      2. If you are running OS/400 V5R1 or V5R2, run the STRSST command and login to get to the System Service Tools (SST) menu. Take option 5 (Work with system partitions) to view your LPAR number (referred to here as partition identifier).
        Alternately, you can use the system command DSPSYSVAL QSRLNBR to obtain your serial number, and DSPSYSVAL QMODEL to get your model number. If you do not know your LPAR number, you may need to call IBM and get it by providing your serial number.

Transferring Licenses

Since RJSIFSTOOL is licensed per LPAR, moving the library to another LPAR, even on the same hardware, requires a modified license. If you need to keep the old LPAR in production while the new LPAR is tested, request a temporary license using the instructions above for the new LPAR. Once you have removed RJSIFSTOOL from the old LPAR, use these instructions to obtain a permanent license for your new LPAR.

  1. Getthe serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFSTOOL, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. Otherwise:
      1. If you are running OS/400 V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.
      2. If you are running OS/400 V5R1 or V5R2, run the STRSST command and login to get to the System Service Tools (SST) menu. Take option 5 (Work with system partitions) to view your LPAR number (referred to here as partition identifier).
        Alternately, you can use the system command DSPSYSVAL QSRLNBR to obtain your serial number, and DSPSYSVAL QMODEL to get your model number. If you do not know your LPAR number, you may need to call IBM and get it by providing your serial number.
  2. Copy the following template into a blank document:

    M DD, YYYY
    RJS Software Systems, Inc.
    PO Box 1408 Burnsville, MN 55337
    To Whom It May Concern:
    YOUR COMPANY NAME has recently removed all software provided by RJS Software Systems from the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _. This software will no longer be run on this iSeries. The software will be installed on the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _ and executed on this partition.
    Sincerely,
    (SIGNATURE)
    (YOUR NAME)
    (YOUR COMPANY NAME)
  3. Replace the underlined sections with the appropriate information.
  4. Print on company letterhead, and sign at the bottom.
  5. Email a PDF or TIFF copy to support.rjs@helpsystems.com, or fax a copy to (952) 736-5801. You should receive a response by close of the soonest business day.
    Note: Change out requests will be rejected if they are:
    • Not signed
    • Not on company letterhead
    • Not in TIFF or PDF format (if emailed)
    • Missing/incomplete/incorrect serial/model/LPAR information

Getting Started

  • To go to the main menu, run the following commands:

    ADDLIBLE RJSIFSTOOL
    GO RJSIFSTOOL
     
  • For more information, see the IFS Tools documentation.

 


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Last Modified On: February 20, 2019