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AS/400 iSeries Manual IPL to DST
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Published: 05 Dec 2011
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How to Enter DST via Manual IPL from Power Off Published by: Bob Cozzi on 05 Dec 2011 view comments

To perform a manual IPL from a Power Off state for POWER systems running IBM i (aka AS/400 or iSeries), follow these steps: (from IBM.com)

  1. Look at the Function/Data display on the iSeries control panel.

    Systems with a keystick should show the mode as Manual and 01 B in the Function/Data display.

    Systems without a keystick should show as 01 BM in the Function/Data display.

  2. If the system is in Manual mode and will IPL on the B side, then go to step 8. If the system is not in Manual mode or not set to IPL on the B side, then continue with step 3.
  3. If the Function/Data display lit, then, continue with step 4.

    If the Function/Data display is not lit, do the following before calling your hardware service representative:

    • Confirm that the electrical outlet is functioning by plugging in a suitable device for the voltage.
    • Ensure that the power cord is securely plugged into the system unit and electrical outlet.
  4. Press the Up or Down button until 02 appears in the Function/Data display.
    Note:
    If your system uses a keystick, insert it now and select Manual by using the Mode button.
  5. Press the Enter button on the iSeries control panel.
  6. Press the Up or Down button until B M appears in the Function/Data display. If your system uses a keystick, select B. The Function/Data display should show 02 B.
  7. Press the Enter button on the iSeries control panel.
  8. Press the Power button on the iSeries control panel.

    The system takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes to power on and progress through an IPL far enough to continue with these instructions. You should see that the data changes in the Function/Data display. The last step of the IPL may take 5 minutes to complete before the Attention light is turned on.

  9. Reference code x6004031 or x6004501 (where x can be any letter) will appear in the Function/Data display for several minutes.
    Note:
    For console related work you can begin any tasks at this time.
  10. When the system has completed the initial phase of the manual IPL it should show01 B and you have a console.
    Note:
    There are other SRC codes that may be displayed without the attention light being on. One example is x6xx450x (where the x can be any letter or number). These SRC codes usually indicate the server detected an unexpected condition and the console may have data indicating this condition. This condition and the resulting console data precede the IPL or Install the System screen.

    If the Attention light lit, then go to step 11.

    If the Attention light is not lit and you do not have a console, then, consider the following:

    • Your system may not have progressed through an IPL far enough to continue with these instructions. Wait at least 30 minutes before going any further.
    • If, after 30 minutes, you do not see any system activity and the Attention light did not light: See the information about handling and reporting system problems in Troubleshooting and service.
    • When the problem has been resolved, start at the beginning of this section again.
  11. If you see System Reference Code (SRC) x6xx500x (where the x can be any letter or number) in the Function/Data display, then, go to Troubleshoot system reference code (SRC) data.

    If you do not see System Reference Code (SRC) x6xx500x (where the x can be any letter or number) in the Function/Data display, then, see the information about handling and reporting system problems in Troubleshooting and service. Then configure a new configuration.

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