There are some cool features in this release :

  1) Upload/download and edit IFS files
  2) IBMi Navigator – Save your tasks as “Favorites”
  3) PTF Compare and Update
                                  * Compare PTFs and PTF groups on different systems
                                  *  Send & install PTFs/PTF groups to multiple systems

 V5R4 Upgrades

Once you upgrade beyone V5R4 to either 6.1 or 7.1, then the upgrade to 7.2 is rather easy.  Like any upgrade, there are changes that you must be aware of in the new release, there are PTFs to be installed on the current release for a smooth upgrade, and there are pre-requisites to be checked prior to the upgrade.

If you wish to take advantage of the new Power 8 machines, an upgrade to 7.1 or 7.2 is essential as IBM has advise Power 8 will not run the lower versions. 

Thinking of upgrading? Contact us at info@mapconsult.com