IBM ES 9000 mainframe gliches? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Has anyone heard of any Y2k related problems inherent in this mainframe system? One of these systems handles our EMS and Fire Dispatch, as well as other public service functions.

thanks Al

-- Al (, November 03, 1999


Does anyone remember what was it that IBM spokesman said recently that resulted in its stock plunging 20%? A friend said he heard that IBM said something to the effect that none of their mainframes are expected to work in 2000. Does anyone has a link to this press release/ statement?

-- George (, November 03, 1999.


IMHO, the hardware itself is ok. Then there is the operating system; that may or may not be ok depending partly on whether is has been adequately maintained, and partly on which functions of the operating system are used by the EMS and Fire Dispatch applications. Then there are the programs that comprise the EMS and Fire Dispatch functions, as well as the others. I can't comment on those.


That doesn't sound even close to the way I heard it.


-- Jerry B (, November 03, 1999.


We currently run on a 9672-Y86 and a 9672-T26. We rolled the clocks forward on both with no problems at all. Well, that's not entirely true - the first time we rolled them forward last year all the software licenses expired - something we had not thought of - kinda funny actually!

As far as we can tell the 9000 series IS Y2K ready.


-- Deano (, November 04, 1999.

It all comes down to the same old story, applications. Many of the apps on the latest and greatest hardware were developed in the '80s or '70s or even the '60s on the original System/360. The hardware is OK, and the OS has minor issues. I expect another Y2K related PTF or two. The "platform" itself is in pretty good shape, but the applications, well, that's another story.

Tick... Tock... <:00=

-- Sysman (, November 04, 1999.

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