System and method for expediting and automating mainframe computer setup

  • US 7,194,737 B2
  • Filed: 10/02/2002
  • Issued: 03/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for upgrading an operating system on a mainframe computer system, said method comprising:

  • automatically receiving source profile information, said source profile information representing an existing configuration of at least one of hardware and software on said mainframe computer system;

    using a client computer system to generate a base operating system, said base operating system comprising a configuration of operating system software components for said mainframe computer system, wherein the client computer system communicates with said mainframe computer system over a communication network;

    transferring said base operating system from said client computer system to said mainframe computer; and

    using the client computer system to automatically customize said base operating system comprising said mainframe computer system to incorporate elements in said source profile information, wherein after said base operating system is customized, said mainframe computer system is automatically adapted for an initial program load.

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