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Find the last IBM i System IPL date

By NickLitten

February 23, 2022

IPL

How to find the last IPL date on AS400, iSeries or IBM i System

IBM provides a neat little API program QWCCRTEC which prints a report showing how long the IBM i System spent in each of the IPL phases.

IPL (Initial Program Load) is IBM speak for BOOT UP.

An IPL on an IBM POWER SYSTEM can be faster than it takes you to turn your phone off and back 😉

Program QWCCRTEC: Prints Report on Time Spent in IPL Phases/Steps

There is a program that may be used that generates a spooled file which shows how long the system spent in each of the IPL phases. To find execute QWCCRTEC occasionally or at least after IPLs following abnormal system ending (which forces the 2C40 cleanup) to provide data regarding how long the IPL stays in each phase. There are major differences between doing an IPL on a fast, newer processor and doing an IPL on an older and much slower system

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How to find the last IPL date on AS400, iSeries or IBM i System

Call this from any command line:

CALL PGM(QWCCRTEC)
Find the last IBM i System IPL date QWCCRTEC

This runs in a second and prints a report.

Use WRKSPLF to check your report

Find the last IBM i System IPL date WRKSPLF

and then Search for “PWRDWN”

Find the last IBM i System IPL date 1

Now you can see the exact date and timeline for the power down IPL phase and how long it took to power back up.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey

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