LANSA for iSeries V11.3 install fails to read 2nd CD

Date:9 March, 2007
Product/Release:LANSA for iSeries V11.3
Abstract:LANSA for iSeries V11.3 install fails to read 2nd CD when using Virtual Optical Devices with Image Catalog
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

Description:

If your iSeries is using Virtual Optical Devices with Image Catalog, or other optical devices, you may run into an issue either:

  • Installing LANSA for iSeries V11.3
  • Upgrading LANSA for iSeries V10.0 to V11.3

Both of these cases use CD spin0260 which is a 2 CD set.

Note: You will have no problems if you are upgrading LANSA for iSeries V11.0 to V11.3.

In this case you would upgrade to CU3 from either a download file or from a single CD.

During the install or upgrade using CD spin0260, you may be prompted to load CD 2 of 2. After loading CD 2 of 2 and responding to the prompt message you may see messages in the joblog similar to the following:

Message . . . . : The path /QOPT/C5823117_01/AS400I Not found..
Message . . . . : INS0245 = Please check QSYSOPR message queue for the 2nd CD message.

The correct path in this case should have been /QOPT/SPIN0260/AS400I

The problem is that the operating system does not resolve to the correct volume name of SPIN0260. Instead, it is picking up the first optical volume available on your iSeries sorted in alphabetical order.

This optical volume could be an image catalog entry mounted to a virtual optical device or it could be an external optical platter drive or even an external worm (write one, read many) drive.

To see a list of optical volumes on your iSeries, use the WRKOPTVOL command.
To see a list of image catalogs on your iSeries, use the WRKIMGCLG command.

This problem will be fixed for later versions of LANSA for iSeries installs/upgrades.

Workaround:

The solution for now is either to:

  1. Contact your local LANSA vendor and request the LANSA for iSeries V11.0-CU1 (spin0250) and use this single CD to perform the install/upgrade. Then use your CU3 CD (spin0261 or spin0263 or spin0266) to upgrade from CU1 to CU3.
     
  2. If you do not have too many optical volumes on the iSeries, remove them and rerun the install/upgrade. You will need to restore the LANSA system libraries before attempting an upgrade. Afterwards, the removed optical volume can then be added back.