Migrating XCOM IBM System i (AS/400) server to new hardware.
1. Does XCOM need a software license key/file?
2. What is the advice for install/configuration on the new server. Can the existing configuration be copied from the old server?
Release : 11.0
Component : CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS
1. XCOM for AS400 requires no software license key/file.
2. For migrating to the new server, a new XCOM install and a new configuration will need to be done.
However, if the XCOM library is copied from the old server to the new server (SAVLIB/RSTLIB into OLD_SERVER library, different from the new install library), then the new install can copy the configuration files from that library OLD_SERVER.
During the install of XCOM there are prompts and the one that will copy the configuration is "Copy files from library?" where the name of the above library OLD_SERVER should be specified.
"Copy files from library" is covered in the documentation under the "Installing and Upgrading" page ("Libraries" section) and the "Install and Upgrade" page ("List of Prompts" section):
CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 11.0 > Installing and Upgrading
CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 11.0 > Installing and Upgrading > Install and Upgrade
It is also strongly advised to be at the latest XCOM service pack and patch level for 11.0:
The latest 11.0 service pack (currently SP02) for "CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS OS/400 RISC" can be downloaded from:
The latest patch for "CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS" can be downloaded from:
XCOM patches are cumulative so only the latest one needs to be installed.