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Installation Instructions

These instructions are for new installs of Presto 8.0 (and higher) only. If you are upgrading Presto from an earlier release, please log into to view the Upgrader's Guide. For additional product information, please visit the Presto home page.

Step 4: Start the EXODUS55 Subsystem.

Presto uses the EXODUS55 subsystem to manage transferring data between the PC designer and the IBM i.

When the server side installation finishes use the WRKACTJOB command to check if the EXODUS55 subsystem has been started. If this is a new install, it should be started automatically.

If this is a second install, or you already have another BCD tool installed on your system that uses EXODUS55, the install will not start the subsystem automatically. In this case you can start the subsystem at this point using this command:


Once the subsystem has been started continue to the next step.

Starting the Exodus55 Subsystem After an IPL

If you IPL your IBM i nightly or on the weekends, you need to also restart TCP/IP services and the EXODUS55 subsystem. While you probably already have processes in place to restart TCP/IP, you can add the command STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55 as part of that process. The EXODUS55 subsystem contains an auto-start job that runs constantly to monitor and dispatch Exodus55 conversations to the appropriate server programs.

While you are evaluating the software you may elect to start it manually. But if Presto doesn't work for you on a Monday morning, this is probably the reason!