Power Systems Prerequisites is now part of FLRT
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As part of our continuing effort to make the IBM Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) your one-stop-shop for information about your Power systems, FLRT now hosts the Power Systems Prerequisites data previously available on the IBM Prerequisites website. That website will redirect users to FLRT. This blog covers the updated features of the Power Systems Prerequisites reports now in FLRT.
The Power Systems Prerequisites report function in FLRT allows you to view the prerequisite levels required for any feature code associated to Power machines. The report provides minimum configuration or levels required for each feature code on a specific mach
Using the Power Systems Prerequisites report
To access the Power Systems Prerequisites report, access FLRT at
You can find the prerequisites for your system in a variety of ways:
With any of these search function you can also choose to limit your results to specific operating systems. This operating system filter will not hide any firmware or non-OS related prerequisites, it will simply hide prerequisites from the other operating systems that you do not choose.
Once you have made your selection, click submit to see the prerequisites report.
The prerequisites report is broken down into three sections:
Using the CSV Prerequisites report
To export prerequisites information as a spreadsheet, select the machine type model and/or feature codes you are interested in and then click the CSV button on the prerequisites report.
The comma separated value file can be red by most spreadsheet applications as well as any text editors. It contains the following columns:
This is the same information in the two data tables on the prerequisites report.
Using the JSON Prerequisites report
The prerequisites data is also available as JSON format. There are two ways to access the JSON data. You can select the data you want to access using the website and then select the JSON button to see the JSON formatted report. However, in most cases, you want to access JSON data programmatically, so you can do that using the web api. To get an example of the web api, simply select the JSON button on the web site and you can see an example URL.
A breakdown of the URL:
The format of the JSON prerequisites report consists of a prqSet JSON array that contains the prerequisite elements. Each prerequisite element contains the same data as the CSV and web reports:
Each of these elements are JSON strings.
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The FLRT and FLRTVC team
John Goodson is an IT Architect for Electronic Support in Austin, TX. John has designed numerous support sites in his 17 years at IBM including the IBM Support Portal and IBM Call Home Web.
Joel Ruiz is an IBM Electronic Support developer in Austin, TX. He developed FLRTVC and the FLRT Beta website, and welcomes your feedback.
Morgan Tong joined IBM in 1998. During his 17+ years with IBM, he has worked in many of the IBM divisions and product teams as a software engineer.
Ron Theriault is the primary developer of FLRT and some other support tools. He has spent many years in academia, developing software on various Unix/Posix platforms, and has been using Java since 1995.
Laurie Kruger is a project manager with IBM Electronic Support. She monitors several IBM Electronic Support twitter accounts and various feedback mechanisms and looks forward to your input.