Before You Begin

Read these instructions completely before attempting an installation or update.

  • This document provides specific instructions on how to install or update Robot Autotune using the HelpSystems Product Loader. For general information about the HelpSystems Product Loader, see “Using the HelpSystems Product Loader.”

  • You must be running IBM i V7R2 or higher to install the current version of Robot Autotune. For archive versions, please see the OS compatibility chart.

  • Before loading Robot Autotune, we check if RBTSYSLIB needs to be updated. If it does, you’ll be asked to bring down the subsystem RBTSLEEPER. This ends all Robot products running on your system. When the update completes, the subsystem will restart automatically.

  • If you're going to run Robot Autotune and need to upgrade your operating system level to the following, you must apply the specified PTF:

    Version PTF
    V7R3 SI59979
  • For installs only: When you’re finished loading Robot Autotune, follow the steps below to enter the security code.

  • Once the installation or update process completes, read the After You Are Done section for additional information.

Important: We’ve greatly improved the bundled installers to make them easier to use. However, we recommend you read the installation/update/conversion instructions carefully before proceeding. 

System Requirements

The system requirements for the current (non-archived) version are: 

IBM i (i5/OS, OS/400) version V7R2 or higher

Installing or Updating Robot Autotune

Use these instructions to install or update Robot Autotune. This process downloads everything to your PC and loads the objects on the IBM i. Read the following steps carefully to proceed.

  1. Download the Robot Autotune installer (setupAutotune8.exe) from My Downloads page on our website. Double-click it to start it.

  2. On the Choose Components panel, select which components you want to install. You can choose to install the Manuals and the Software for IBM i. Click Next.

  3. If you’re only installing the manuals, the process completes and the installer closes. The manuals were installed at the following location, and you can skip the rest of these steps.

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Help Systems\Robot AUTOTUNE 8\manuals

    If you’re loading the Software for IBM i (with or without the manuals), continue to step 4.

  4. On the IBM i Details panel:

    1. Select or enter the IBM i where you want to load Robot Autotune.

    2. Enter a user profile and password that’s a member of the user class *SECOFR and has at least the following special authorities: *ALLOBJ, *SECADM, *JOBCTL, and *IOSYSCFG. The user profile should have Limit capabilities set to *NO. This profile will be used to restore and copy objects, and for product maintenance on the IBM i.

    3. (Optional) In the Advanced Settings section:

      • Enter a port number or use the arrows if you want to change the FTP port number to something other than the default of 21.

      • Select Secure File Transfer if you want to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) during the file transfer. The default FTPS secure port is 990, but it can be changed to the required secure port for your environment.

      • In the Timeout (seconds) field, enter the number of seconds the session should be kept active during an FTP transfer. You can choose anywhere between 25 and 1800 seconds (30 minutes).

        Note: If the transfer takes longer than the amount of time specified, the session will expire.

    4. Click Next.

  5. You have two options on the Product Load Options panel:

    1. Click Immediate Load if you’d like to load the product on the IBM i now.

      Note: If you're doing an update, this ends Robot Autotune until the product load completes. After you are done, we’ll restart the product.

    2. Click Staged Load if you’d like to transfer the objects now and load them on the IBM i at a later time.

      Note: See “Loading Staged Objects on the IBM i” below for instructions on how to load the staged objects on your selected IBM i system.

  6. The Product Load Progress panel for Robot Autotune launches. When the processing is complete, you have two choices:

    • If this is the only installation or update of Robot Autotune that you're doing, click Finish.

    • If you have installations or updates to do on other IBM i systems, click Restart. Then, return to step 4.

    Note: If the Product Load Progress panel ends with an overall Failed message, the product upload could not complete properly. To find the reason the upload failed, click View Logs and review your logs. You can also use Download at the top of the logs to save the information for future review.


Loading Staged Objects on the IBM i

If you chose to stage your objects during step 5b of the installation process, do the following to manually load them on the IBM i you identified above.

  1. Execute the following command to display the Work with Loads panel:


  2. Enter option 1, Load, next to the Load Name for Robot Autotune and press Enter.


Entering the Security Code

Note: You only need to enter a security code after installing Robot Autotune. If you updated Robot Autotune, skip these steps.

After you load Robot Autotune, you must enter a permanent security code in order to use the product. If you haven't received a permanent security code, contact your Regional Sales Manager.

  1. If you have RBTSYSLIB in your library, execute the following command on the IBM i to open the Installed Robot Products panel.


  2. Enter option 1 by Robot Autotune to open the Auto Tune Security Code panel.

  3. Copy your new security code. Then, paste it into the Auto Tune Security Code field.

  4. Press Enter.

  5. If you don't have RBTSYSLIB in your library, execute the following command to enter your security code:

    Addlible ATLIB

    Call AT900


After You Are Done

  • To access the product’s Main Menu on the IBM i, execute the command RBO on a command line to display the Robot Automated Operations Solution panel. Then, enter option 3 for Robot Autotune.

    If Robot Autotune is the only product on this system, execute the following commands (instead of RBO) to access the Main Menu:


    GO ATM

  • Set up Robot Autotune on your system as described in the Robot Autotune User Guide. If you didn't install the manuals on your PC, you can download them from our website.

  • Robot Autotune performance factor values default to megabytes (MB). You can specify values using either MB, KB, or percentages, but there are limitations. See the Robot Autotune User Guide for complete information on entering performance factors. If you have software applications that run multithreaded jobs, contact Robot Technical Support for advice on calculating and maintaining minimum activity levels.

  • Three libraries were restored to your system for use during the installation or update process: HSLOADMGR, HSLOADMGRW, and RBTCDRLIB. We don't remove them from your system in case you're doing multiple installations. You can delete them when you're finished.

    Note: You can move the library HSLOADMGR to a different system on the IBM i and use it to complete additional installs or updates. For more information, see “Using the HelpSystems Product Loader.”


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Last Modified On: August 27, 2020