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Mainframe Operating System

Postby Pawan Rastogi » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:39 pm

Can anyone help me out to identify the Installation date for the mainframe....

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Postby Blackthorn » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:40 pm

What on earth is that supposed to mean? The date that your company installed the hardware in it's data centre?
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Postby Pawan Rastogi » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Thanks for your reply and kindly let me know any Command/Steps to extract that date from the system, as I am not aware when the company installed the hardware in it's data centre. Actually I need it for audit purpose.
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Postby Pawan Rastogi » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:19 pm

How how to know it when mainframe was installed 2 yrs back, and no one knows the exact date then how to get that from the system..?
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Re: Mainframe Operating System

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:10 pm

Talk to your site administrators and check the paperwork. There is NOTHING on a mainframe that indicates when it was installed. If you have proper access, you can find out the last date it was IPLed but that is not the installation date. As far as I know, unless you look at the paperwork that so indicates, there is no way to tell when a particular mainframe was installed.
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Postby BillyBoyo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:56 pm

The company must have paperwork. The supplier must have paperwork, with delivery, installation and commissioning dates. The electricity bills would have some indication. The licences for all the software. All sorts of paperwork should support when it first fired up.

Asset register. Mass of stuff going through the accounts. Depreciation.

What are you actually trying to do?
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Postby Pawan Rastogi » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:02 pm

Thanks to all of u for ur replies.......
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Re: Mainframe Operating System

Postby jaggz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:11 pm

Hello,

If you have any software auditing software(Like many ISV) then it could be easy.
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