Instructions for copying the LANSA for i V14 SP2 save file to your IBM i.

Date:18 May 2018
Product/Release:LANSA for i - V14 SP2 and above
Abstract:Instructions for copying the LANSA V14 SP2 save file to your IBM i in preparation for an install or upgrade.
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

In V14 SP2, the IBM i software will no longer be installable directly from the DVD.
The IBM i software is now provided as a zipped save file, not as an ISO image. You need to copy the LANSA for i save file provided on the V14 SP2 DVD and use LODRUN with the save file to install LANSA for i.

Many customer will have their own processes for copying a save file to their IBM i but this tip will provide an example set of steps for copying the LANSA V14 SP2 save file to the IBM i in preparation for an install or upgrade.

This tip assumes that you already have a LANSA V14 SP2 DVD (SPIN0335), either by downloading and burning the DVD image yourself or on receipt of a DVD from your local LANSA representative.

1. Load the DVD into your PC disk drive and take the option to view the files in File Explorer. The LANSA for i save file is in a zip file called LANSAPKG_142_SPIN0335.zip

The LANSA for i save file is in a zip file called LANSAPKG_142_SPIN0335.zip

2. Right click on LANSAPKG_142_SPIN0335.zip and copy it to a local drive, for example C:\TEMP

Copy LANSAPKG_142_SPIN0335.zip to a local drive

3. Extract the save file from the zip file
Extract the save file from the zip file
Once extracted, a file of type SAVF will be available. This is the V14 SP2 LANSA for i save file.

The extracted SAVG file for IBM i installation

4. Using File Explorer, copy the IBM i save file to an IFS folder, either an existing folder on the IFS or a new one you will create for this file (You may require assistance from your network administrator if your IBM i IFS is not available in File Explorer or if you are not authorized to folders on the IFS).

Move the SAVF file to a folder in the IFS on the IBM i
5. Now that you have the save file in a folder on the IFS, you must get it to a library on the IBM i. You may have your own instructions for copying a file from the IFS to a library. If not, you can follow the IBM link below for instructions to FTP from the IFS to a save file in QGPL. Its vital to create the save file in QGPL first. Note that save file names have a limit of 10 characters. LANSA recommends the following command CRTSAVF FILE(QGPL/LANSAPKG) TEXT('LANSA V14 SP2')
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1012624
6. Finally, use the LANSA provided instructions to install or Upgrade LANSA.