How to create a Minecraft server on IBM i 7.3

(By Tobias Haupt)

Step 1: install Java 11

Download B_GROUP1_04_IBM_i_RS_730-00 from ESS and burn it on DVD.

Start a new Terminal Session with ACS or HMC.

First ENDSBS *ALL *IMMED

Next GO LICPGM and then 11. Search for 5770-JV1 *BASE – install it.

Now we have installed the base enviroment for java. Next we have to install the Java11 package. For that follow the instructions on:

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/download-installation-and-usage-java-11-ibm-i-os

Next you have to install the PTF SF99725.

Now start a new SSH Session (when the connections will be refused, go into your terminal ans type STRTCPSVR *SSHD).

Create a new folder with mkdir /minecraft. Download the Server from https://getbukkit.org/ and copy it to the directory.

Change the current directory with chdir (F4) /minecraft <- This is really important, otherwise java is going to unzip the files in the root directory)

Test if the Minecraft server starting with RUNJVA CLASS(‘/minecraft/spigot-1.11.2.jar’) JOB(MINESERVER) (you must change the numbers to your version).

You shoud see this Window now:

Additionally you can create your own command to start Minecraft.

CRTLIB MINECRAFT

CRTSRCPF FILE(MINECRAFT/MINESRC)

WRKMBRPDM FILE(MINECRAFT/MINESRC)

F6 Source Member: STRMINSVR Source Type: CLP

CHDIR DIR(‘/MINECRAFT’)
RUNJVA CLASS(‘/MINECRAFT/SPIGOT-1.11.2.JAR’) JOB(MINESERVER)
ENDPGM

CRTSRCPF FILE(MINECRAFT/MINECMD)

WRKMBRPDM FILE(MINECRAFT/MINECMD)

F6 Source Member: MINECMDM Source Type: CMD

CMD PROMPT(‘COMMAND FOR MINECRAFT SERVER’)

Next CRTCMD           

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Torbjörn Appehl started his IT-career in 1997 as a customer engineer and later country specialist for AS/400 hardware employed by IBM Sweden. Later he became program manager for the BCRS (Business Continuity and Recovery/Resiliency Services) center, building High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for IBM i customers in Sweden.

After leaving IBM in 2008 he worked for a number of business partners including Atea, Evry (Now TietoEVRY), and CGI. He also worked with Arcad Software to bolster their business in the Nordics.

In 2020 Torbjörn founded the IT advisory company Built on Power.

He was a board member for 10+ years and the President for 7 years of the Swedish User Group Common Sweden (Formerly known as Data3). In addition he was also a member of the Common Europe Executive Committee for 3 years.

As the leader of Common Sweden he was a key player to move the sleepy organization into a very vital part of the IBM Power user group community. Among many things he produced a members magazine that was well known all over the world.

Besides this he started IBMiCompetence.com, a networking website where IBM i experts and community members can promote their services.

In 2016 Torbjörn was recognized as an IBM Champion for IBM Power Systems after being nominated by IBM staff in Rochester and Austin.

He has been organizing a number of large conferences such as Common Sweden Fall conference (It grew from 80 to over 200 participants after a members brainstorming meeting initiated by Torbjörn), he arranged Common Europe Congress (CEC) in Sweden 2016 with over 300 participants and later helped arrange CEC in Brussels, Warsaw and Berlin.

He is producing a number of newsletters around IBM technologies. A daily newsletter you can read about HERE

He produces a newsletter for IBM ISV’s in Europe that you can find an example about HERE

From time to time he is also helping IBM, IBM Distributors and IBM Business partners with spreading information and knowledge about IBM Power Systems.

As a speaker at conferences around the world he presents topics such as:

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2021

March: Built on Power Quarterly Update

April: Common Germany Y-POW3R DAY 2021 – Digital

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60 things other platforms just dream about

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IBM i Explained

20 Things other platforms just dream about

Why leaving the platform is a bad idea

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400 Arguments for IBM i

Latest IBM i & Power announcements (extra)

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Why leaving the platform is a bad idea

400 arguments for IBM i & IBM Power

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2019

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