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Websphere

We have an older system (AS/400) that runs and application that requires Websphere. The AS/400 has Websphere running in it. We are now upgrading to a new AS/400, because support is ending. We can run most of our software on the new system except the application that uses Websphere to operate, because it cannot use the latest version.

I have been told if we can find a copy of Websphere 6.1 that will run on a server, that we can get it to work.

I have scoured the internet to try to find a copy, but have had no luck.

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of where I may be able to find a copy of Websphere 6.1 that will run on a server.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott Christopher
IT Manager
Struthers-Dunn LLC

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The usual path.

Is to talk to the developer of the app to see if they have updates as well as support for your new system.

I've run into such systems before and for some reason the company doesn't do this. That list of reasons has included they don't want to work with that company any longer or the company folded.

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Updates expensive

The software we are using has been modified so much, that we were unable to keep up with all of the updates that they have put out. When I ask them about upgrading to their latest version, they tell me it will be more that $100k. This is a fully integrated ERP system, with an add-in package that allows us to view financial information via a PC instead of a green screen. The add-in is what requires Websphere.

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As to the hunt for the other version.

Usually the company we get our apps from can help in the search. If this search fails, often I see the company build a new solution.

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PS. Forgot a thing.

The last time I was near those AS machines, IBM was the provider of both hardware and software. IBM has changed a lot but long ago if you needed an old version you paid for the current version and they could install (where supported) the old version.

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ERP systems are not cheap. 100K for

Post was last edited on September 21, 2018 5:45 AM PDT

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