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System Hardware/ Software Qualifier and Set Up Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109010D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Albrecht, JM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program process which permits easy, accurate and complete documentation of IBM RISC System/6000* installation in development, manufacturing and customer environments.

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System Hardware/ Software Qualifier and Set Up Process

       Disclosed is a program process which permits easy,
accurate and complete documentation of IBM RISC System/6000*
installation in development, manufacturing and customer environments.

      This process includes or results in the following:
      1.  Completely and accurately documents a system environment at
a given time.  This is generally important at the start of various
development or manufacturing tests, during installation, during debug
or trouble-shooting, and other common tasks.  It is valuable for
providing sufficient data and data granularity for real-time business
and engineering decisions, and for legal and maintenance
requirements.
      2.  Reduces the need for manual or 'on-paper' data entry,
thereby improving data integrity, increasing productivity and
providing easily shared or transmitted information about a particular
system for remote analysis or database integration.
      3.  Improves use methodology by providing a consistent,
selfchecking preexecution operation, thus increasing the likelihood
of discovery of set-up, hardware/software level or application
definition errors.

      The steps in the process are as follows:
      1.  Initialize existing error and history logs as needed.
      2.  Interrogate system software levels.
      3.  Interrogate system configuration database (topology).
      4.  Interrogate system hardware level...