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  • Power Virtualization Technical Webinars on YouTube

    About a year ago, I wrote a short blog on the IBM Power Systems Webinars. These technical webinars are a great resource to learn more about IBM Power Systems and virtualization topics. This week I have just an update – the replays for these webinars are available on YouTube.

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    Posted: September 24, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 – Protect Data With RCAC

    Asset protection is not the most exciting topic for technologists. Modern data processing falls into two basic camps:

    1) Transaction processing – the heartbeat of the business

    2) Analytics – gaining insights to guide and transform the business 

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    Posted: September 15, 2014 |

    IBM Power Systems Technical Symposium in Melbourne and Auckland and Enjoying the Land Down Under

    Recently I attended the IBM Power Systems Technical Symposium in Melbourne Australia, followed by a similar conference the next week in Auckland New Zealand. This was my first trip to the southern hemisphere and what a great trip it was! In addition to speaking at the conferences and talking with IBM i clients, I took some vacation and was a tourist for a few days.

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    Posted: September 08, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 - Batch Model

    In the IBM i 7.2 release, there is a new function called “Batch Model”; the 7.2 announcement stated: “The Batch Model has been added, providing the ability to change environment variables, modeling how those changes would impact the batch window.” Batch Model is a utility that can help you understand your batch workloads and can assist in predicting the performance result of hardware changes (processors or disk) or an increasing workload on your batch window.

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    Posted: August 26, 2014 |

    New IBM i 7.2 TCP/IP Configuration Information Commands

    Two new commands have been provided in IBM i 7.2 to assist clients with handling TCP/IP configuration information.

    The new Retrieve TCP/IP Information (RTVTCPINF) command will gather related TCP/IP configuration items (DB files, data areas, validation lists, environment variables, IFS files, etc.) for the systems TCP/IP processing as well as supported TCP/IP servers. 

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    Posted: August 19, 2014 |

    About Writing “i Can”

    This week marks the 5th year of “i Can” - five years already?! When I review the long list of blogs that have been published, only a small number have content that’s dated – most of the blogs are as applicable as when they were first written. New readers of this blog might want to review the older articles.

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    Posted: August 06, 2014 |

    Navigator Favorites

    Last week, I wrote about the search feature that has been added to Navigator and mentioned another new feature—favorites. With all the capability now in Navigator, searching can be helpful to find tasks when you don’t know where they’re located in the navigation. Once you’ve found the task, you may want to start building your set of favorite tasks to make them easy to access. You do this by saving your tasks as Favorites.

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    Posted: July 30, 2014 |

    Navigator Search

    Search and favorites are two of the new features added to Navigator in IBM i 7.2. You will find the search feature in the upper portion of the left-frame navigation area. The Favorites section is not far away – an expandable list near the top of the left-frame navigation area.

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    Posted: July 22, 2014 |

    How to End Jobs That Are Now Held for Maximum CPU or Temporary Storage Usage

    Quite some time ago, I wrote the blog IBM i 7.1: Jobs Exceeding Their CPU or Storage Limits are Now Held. Earlier this year, the question was asked: “Hi, What if we WANT the job to end if it exceeds the max CPU? Can this be specified in the class?” I try to respond to most of the questions that are asked and this blog article provides an answer to that comment.

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    Posted: July 16, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 3)

    This week, I want to review the enhancements that allow you to better view and understand where the temporary storage is being used from a job-specific perspective. If you have discovered a problem with temporary storage consumption on your IBM i partition, you generally detect the issue at the system level but will need to identify the root cause. The problem is often caused by a job (or jobs) that is consuming the storage.

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    Posted: July 08, 2014 |

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