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Installation instructions


To install Zend DBi please perform the following steps using the detailed instruction below:

  1. Backup any existing mysql installation and configuration.
  2. Read the installation instructions.
  3. Verify that your system meets requirements and has the necessary PTFs installed.
  4. Create the installation SAVF in QGPL named ZDBISAVF10.
  5. Upload the installation package into the SAVF file on your system using FTP.
  6. Run the installer.


Verify system requirements are met (optional):

You may verify that the required PTFs are installed using these commands in a 5250 terminal session:

On 7R1:

  • DSPPTF LICPGM(5770999) SELECT(MF99011)
  • DSPPTF LICPGM(5770999) SELECT(MF59547)
  • DSPPTF LICPGM(5770999) SELECT(MF51795)

In the menu that is displayed go to “General Information”:

PTF status should either be “temporarily/permanently applied or superseded”.

Create the installation SAVF file

  1. Log on to the IBM i system 5250 terminal with a user profile of *SECOFR user class with all the special authorities (such as QSECOFR).
  2. CRTSAVF FILE(QGPL/ZDBISAVF10) TEXT('ZendDBi 10 product save file')
  3. You should see one of these two messages (both are OK):
  • File ZDBISAVF10 created in library QGPL.
  • File ZDBISAVF10 in library QGPL already exists.

Upload the installation package to your system (FTP)

Transfer the package using FTP in binary mode to the SAVF ZDBISAVF10 in QGPL:

  1. Verify that FTP is running on your IBM i system by running the following command and look for 'FTP' or '21' in the Local Port column:    NETSTAT *CNN
  2. Open a command prompt and change the directory to the directory that contains the files you extracted from the ZIP file.
  3. Run the FTP command, specifying the name of your i5/OS system. e.g:
  4.   ftp IBM_i_system_name/TCP address
  5. If requested, enter a valid user profile and password (with write permissions to QGPL).
  6. Switch to “binary” mode transfer (command may vary by client: bin/binary/type i).
  7. Transfer the save file to the IBM i system by running the following command:

                PUT zdbisavf10.savf QGPL/ZDBISAVF10