Install/Upgrade LANSA for IBM i using an image catalog
|Date:||14 July 2013|
|Product/Release:||LANSA for i - All versions prior to V14 SP2|
|Abstract:||Instructions for downloading a LANSA image (any supported version) and adding it to an image catalog|
|Submitted By:||LANSA Technical Support|
Update: With the release of V14 SP2 (spin0335), the IBM i software will no longer be installable directly from the DVD. The V14 SP2 IBM I software is provided as a zipped save file, not as an ISO image. The image catalog instructions no longer apply.
Use the following steps to install or upgrade LANSA products after you download a LANSA for IBM i image file (ISO) from a LANSA provided location. The standard spin naming convention is SPIN[NNNN].ISO. We will use a generic SPIN9999.ISO in the following instructions. Depending on what spin you are installing, you can replace 9999 with the actual spin number.
Note: If you need a physical DVD to install LANSA for i on your IBM i machine you can simply burn this iso image to a DVD.
- Create your image catalog using the following command:
CRTIMGCLG IMGCLG(SPIN9999) DIR('/SPIN9999')
If you are going to use an existing image catalog, it is not necessary to create the image catalog.
- Add the download image to the catalog that you have created or use an existing catalog:
ADDIMGCLGE IMGCLG(SPIN9999) FROMFILE('/Location of the download image file/ SPIN9999.iso') IMGCLGIDX(*AVAIL) TOFILE(*FROMFILE) Remember: Depending on what spin you are installing, you can replace 9999 with the actual spin number.
Note regarding 'Location of the download image file'. This is the IFS folder you have moved the downloaded ISO image to.
- Load the image catalog into the virtual optical device using the
LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(SPIN9999) DEV([Virtual Optical Drive]) OPTION(*LOAD) Remember: Depending on what spin you are installing, you can replace 9999 with the actual spin number.
Replace [Virtual Optical Device] with your own name, for example, OPTVRTxx
- For more details regarding these commands, refer to the IBM i documentation:
- Run the LODRUN OPTVRTxx command to install LANSA for i.