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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

Keeping Up with IT Requires Thoughtful Change and Renewal

In this post, I concentrate on dealing with change by focusing on taking control and managing the key wants and needs that impact specific IT challenges. The framework for this model is a discussion of wants and needs, approaches and tactics, and expected outcomes. 

Jesse Gorzinski Photo

JESSE GORZINSKI | Open Your i | RSS

The Top 3 Reasons System Admins Should Care about Open Source on IBM i

For today’s blog, I am very happy to partner with guest writer Valerie Smith. Valerie is one of the published “Fresh Faces of IBM i,”  and you can check out her bio in the May 2017 issue. I’ve often mentioned that open source is “not just for the programmer.” In today’s post, Valerie shares three great reasons system administrators should be watching the open source space!

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Determining Patching Responsibility

Recent news (and my latest blogs!) have focused on the (sorry) state of patching. While this is a common state, it’s generally not the fault of the IT staff. They would love to patched to within “N-1” and have security patches installed. However, the business is (or claims to be) 25x8 and so interruptions to the business aren’t allowed and maintenance never gets done.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

Copy Performance Data using ACS IFS Tasks

Two weeks ago I compared the IFS tasks between Navigator and ACS. One of the major advantages of the ACS interface is the ability to easily move files between partitions. This week, I want to review considerations for moving performance data to a different partition. 

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

Thirty Years: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our beloved system. From its original incarnation as the AS/400 back in 1988 to today's IBM i on Power Systems, it just keeps getting better and better.

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

Celebrating IBM i at COMMON POWERUp18

One of the biggest events for IBM i professionals every year is the annual conference put on by the COMMON organization.  This year, the event is named POWERUp18, and it’s being held in San Antonio, Texas May 20-23.

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Previewing the Upcoming IDUG Conference

The annual IDUG North America conference is only two weeks away. This year's event is set for April 29 to May 3 in Philadelphia.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Troubleshooting a vSCSI Mapping

I was recently asked to help troubleshoot a vSCSI mapping. My colleague was running an SAP HANA POC workload on POWER, and is new to the platform. At the time an older version of HMC code was being used, so we still had access to the classic HMC interface. Since mapping the virtual adapters and managing the profiles is a manual process, there's always the potential for errors. And unfortunately, mistakes were made with the adapter numbering.

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