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iSeries/AS400 robot/probe support questions

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Article ID: 239891

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) CA Unified Infrastructure Management SaaS (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

Questions about AS400/iSeries current and future support for robot/probes.

Cause

- Questions

Environment

Release : 20.4

Component : UIM - ROBOT

Resolution

Q. Is Broadcom planning on continuing development for the AS400/iSeries probes or is the plan to 'end of life' (EOL) them?
A. We shall be supporting them on an as-is basis with updates around tech currency and security as required.

Q. Is support for iSeries version 7.4 planned? If so, when?
A. iSeries V7R4 certification is part of our Q3 FY22 backlog and subject to team commitment.

Q. Looking through the UIM probe compatibility matrix I see that all the iSeries specific probes have been updated for v7.3. However, the other probes that can be used on iSeries (dirscan, iostat, and logmon) have not been updated. Will they be? If so, when?
A. We suggest testing those probes on iSeries V7R3 and if there are any issues please report them and we can open a defect.
 
Q. As of 4/19/2022 the latest iSeries robot/robot_update seems to be mentioned in some Articles/community comments as version 5.77 (5.76)? Where can I get 5.77?
A. When you download the iSeries_robot_update v5.76 and deploy it, it should display as 5.77 as that's what it shows internally within the info.pkg file within the package.
 

Additional Information

iSeries (AS400) monitoring reference guide