4.0 Upgrading from the Fan-Out Driver

This section provides the information you need if you are upgrading from the Identity Manager Fan-Out driver to the Identity Manager 3.6.1 driver for i5/OS (OS/400).

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We recommend that you perform the upgrade in a test environment similar to your production environment before upgrading production systems.

Before beginning the upgrade process, review Section 3.0, Installing the i5/OS Driver.

To prepare for installing the upgrade:

  1. Verify that you have the required knowledge and skills.

    For details, see Section 3.2, Required Knowledge and Skills.

  2. Ensure that the prerequisites are met.

    For details, see Section 3.3, Prerequisites.

  3. Prepare the distribution files for installation.

    For details, see Section 3.4, Getting the Installation Files.

The Fan-Out driver provides one-way synchronization to a heterogeneous mix of systems including Linux and UNIX systems, and IBM OS/400 and z/OS* systems. The Fan-Out driver also provides authentication redirection from those systems.

Moving to the i5/OS driver provides two main advantages.

Consider the following before migrating from the Fan-Out driver to the i5/OS driver.