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Pinned topic CICS Transaction Server Developer Trial v4.2 Negative Requisites

‏2012-03-19T13:24:32Z |
In the Program Directory for the CICS Transaction Server 4.2 Developer Trial there is a list of CICS versions that are shown as Incompatability (Negative) Requisites, why is that?
Can the Developer Trial version not run in the same LPAR as any of these versions?
Updated on 2012-03-19T14:19:50Z at 2012-03-19T14:19:50Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: CICS Transaction Server Developer Trial v4.2 Negative Requisites

    ‏2012-03-19T13:52:44Z  
    Hi - The reason for the Negative Prereqs are to ensure that you do not inadvertantly delete any previous versions of CICS that you may have running on your system. The IBM packaging rules state that a new instalation of a product must delete all previous versions of the same product in the same SMP/E zones - this is to ensure a clean installation with no reminants of a previous release in that SMP/E environment. To ensure this is not done inadvertently we have coded NPRE to ensure that the Developer Trial cannot possibly be installed accidentally in to an environment that has a prior CICS release.
    You can install in to the same LPAR as another CICS system but you must ensure it has its own SMP/E environment and does NOT use an existing one.

    Francis
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: CICS Transaction Server Developer Trial v4.2 Negative Requisites

    ‏2012-03-19T14:19:50Z  
    Hi - The reason for the Negative Prereqs are to ensure that you do not inadvertantly delete any previous versions of CICS that you may have running on your system. The IBM packaging rules state that a new instalation of a product must delete all previous versions of the same product in the same SMP/E zones - this is to ensure a clean installation with no reminants of a previous release in that SMP/E environment. To ensure this is not done inadvertently we have coded NPRE to ensure that the Developer Trial cannot possibly be installed accidentally in to an environment that has a prior CICS release.
    You can install in to the same LPAR as another CICS system but you must ensure it has its own SMP/E environment and does NOT use an existing one.

    Francis
    Thank you, Francis, your quick reply was greatly appreciated.

    Yes, the Developer Trial was installed into its own SMP/E environment, so I guess we're good.

    Being a fairly small shop, we run everything (TEST, QA & PROD) out of one LPAR, so we were a little concerned.

    Again, thank you very much!

    Lary