IBM receives many requests for the IBM i operating system to process all resources directly out of stream files. An enhancement added in version 7.3 puts IBM i closer to that goal.
Posted: August 10, 2016 |
I wrote about workload groups some time ago in “i Can … Manage Workloads Better with IBM i 7.1”. The information in that older article is still accurate, and I’m not going to repeat a lot of what I wrote there. If you have not yet used workload groups, you may want to read the older blog for additional information on why workload groups are useful.
Posted: July 28, 2016 |
Another day, another security vulnerability. System administrators everywhere battle daily to keep their systems secure. When security algorithms are deemed vulnerable or another network attack is disclosed, how do you know if you're impacted? How many issues could be caused by turning a weak security algorithm off? Tracing network traffic and analyzing the data is a tedious task and isn't always straightforward.
Posted: July 12, 2016 |
Back in 2013, IBM first published the IBM i Performance FAQ; this document is a fantastic resource on all types of performance topics. It reviews the various components of system performance, discusses benchmarking, sizing and capacity planning, monitoring, and covers the performance tools that are available on i. The document has answers to many commonly asked questions, and ends with an extensive list of references.
Posted: July 05, 2016 |
This week, I’m going to share a super-secret enhancement in the 7.3 release. The Display Job Log (DSPJOBLOG) command was enhanced with two new parameters: MSGF and DUPJOBOPT.
Posted: June 27, 2016 |
I initially wrote about the SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING procedure in this post, Route DB2 Requests to a Specific Subsystem, and then again in this post, Route Remote Command Requests to a Specific Subsystem. I’m back again with another post to tell you about more enhancements to this IBM i Service.
Posted: June 14, 2016 |
IBM i now has historical data support from Collection Services and graphical display of that data with Graph History in the Performance task of IBM Navigator for i.
Posted: May 31, 2016 |
IBM i backup strategies may use journaling to shorten or eliminate down time for applications during backups. BRMS provides special control group entries which assist in backing up journal receivers for these backup strategies.
Posted: May 23, 2016 |
I’m sure most of you know how you can use Qshell to get a Unix -like interactive environment. You start an interactive Qshell session by using the Start QSH (STRQSH) or QSH command with *NONE for the CMD parameter.
Posted: May 04, 2016 |
I have written several posts on the 7.2 temporary storage tracking improvements, and I thought I had covered everything sufficiently. But wait, there’s more! Here’s more information on temporary storage accounting.
Posted: April 25, 2016 |