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iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window
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Published: 08 Feb 2012
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iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window Published by: Jeff Masak on 08 Feb 2012 view comments(4)

Wondering if IBM System i Acces for Windows Version 5 Relase 3 is supported with iSeries V7R1?

We are going to be updating our iSeries to V7R1 mid 2nd quarter 2012 and currently have a number of PC's on IBM System i Acces for Windows Version 5 Relase 3 and wonder if they need to be updated before we convet to V7R1?

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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window
Posted: 5 years 5 months 13 days 1 minutes ago

I've had Client Access v5r2 work with V7R1, however, I would move to the V7R1 version with the current level of PTFs now. You don't have to wait for your host system to be at v7r1 to use CA v7r1... it will work fine with older IBM i levels.

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window
Posted: 5 years 5 months 12 days 8 hours 26 minutes ago

Found this: IBM i Access - Support - Connections:

5.3 client connects to 6.1, 5.4, V5R3, V5R2, and V5R1.
5.4 client connects to 7.1, 6.1, 5.4, V5R3, V5R2.
6.1 client connects to 7.1, 6.1, 5.4 and V5R3.
7.1 client connects to 7.1, 6.1, 5.4.

As Bob says, you may be fine. I wouldn't expect any real problems with 5250, and file transfer is probably OK. More advanced stuff could be iffy between 5.3 and 7.1 (in either direction).

Posted by: Viking
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Comment on: iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window
Posted: 5 years 5 months 12 days 6 hours 34 minutes ago

As Bob suggests, we went around and updated all the old clients at our leisure well before we upgraded the O/S.  We were just going from 5.4 to 6.1, but we had some old clients and didn't want to risk any issues.

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: iSeries V7R1 and IBM System i Access for Window
Posted: 5 years 5 months 11 days 9 hours 58 minutes ago

If you're using LAN Operations Console, upgrade the console prior to upgrading the OS. This is highly recommended in the upgrade path, to avoid problems during the OS upgrade. If you've got HMC, there's probably an equivalent recommendation about getting current PTF's (patches, fix levels?) on the HMC.