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CICS 5.0 Irad

CICS 5.0 Irad

CICS 5.0 Irad

I have a customer with CICS 5.0 IRad answers but you cannot program remotely. I suppose it is restricted. Can I pull that PCMCIA card and replace with a 6.1 with Irad and proceed without programming? Or can I just put in a FastRad and be done with it?

RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

Verify your software.

No such thing as CICS 5.0

5.0 was MICS only

Marv ccna

RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

If you see IRAD programming then it should work.
Why do you say you "cannot program remotely"? what is the error or symptom?

"Can I pull that PCMCIA card and replace with a 6.1"
Yes, or 7.1

Yes you can use a RAD but upgrading the software to the latest 7.1 would be far the best choice.

Use the SP code FAQ to get a proper assessment on the software level.


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RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

You can go straight to 6.1 if your system is at 4.0 or higher. Going to 7.1 would require a pit stop at 6.1, then insert the 7.1.

As curlycord wrote, if the IRAD programming is available it should work. However, if the lines are VIOS or SIP there's not much chance of getting the IRAD to properly negotiate a connection. You'd likely have the same problem with a FastRAD.

Brian Cox
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RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

I'm fairly sure it said CICS 5.0 from Remote Utilities. I don't remember what was on the PCMCIA card. Yes it is a CICS

When I connect through remote utilities remotely, operator assisted, no problmem there. I bring up a M7310. I login with standard password to change stuff and I get "SystemID...." only one triangle on SHOW.

I cannot go to Terminals and Sets and so forth. I am stuck there. If I press SHOW I get Keycode1:... (something like that, should have made notes!)

But when I was on site I made sure I noted the RAD password so that I could try the IRAD. RAD password is same as SystemID.

WIll be going back soon to get more details. Maybe try a fastrad. Unless you guys have some ideas.

RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

Agreed, 5.0 was never made for CICS.

Your symptoms show that the software is restricted, it wants you to enter a keycode to enable the IRAD.
The reason you can get as far as you do is so that you can enter the keycode remotely.

I cant stress how you need to get the SP codes when on site for the first time, which you can verify with my FAQ here

I keep a record of every clients Software version and/or including SP code, System ID and Serial numbers, trunks/sets/misc because a have a custom profile sheet I fill out every first visit.


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RE: CICS 5.0 Irad

Thanks. I have a CICS 6.0 SIP that I can try or just a put in a fastrad.

I still have much to learn.

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