A previous tip shows a way to extract the last IPL date/time from the SCPF system job. This tip extends that one by showing how to view the detailed progression of the last IPL, including dates/times of each stage whether the IPL was normal or abnormal.
The System Administrator's Companion to iSeries 400 Availability and Recovery manual (SG24-2161-00) describes, in Appendix B, the QWCCRTEC tool that prints a "report" of the previous IPL stages. (The report is a QPSRVDMP spooled file, but very readable.) This tool can be called directly from a command line or another program. Below, I include a trivial CMD definition for a DMPIPLTIM command that might look neater for some.
/* CRTCMD CMD( MyCmdLib/DMPIPLTIM ) + */ /* PGM( QSYS/QWCCRTEC ) + */ /* SRCFILE( MyLib/QCMDSRC ) + */ /* SRCMBR( DMPIPLTIM ) + */ /* TEXT( 'QWCCRTEC Dump last IPL times' ) */ CMD PROMPT('Dump IPL Times')
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This was first published in December 2001