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  • Subsystem Configuration Documentation
    04/18/2017
  • IBM i Monitors: Automatic Notification and Replacement Variables
    04/05/2017
  • PowerVM LinkedIn Group
    03/28/2017
  • Copy an Open Spooled File
    03/22/2017
  • Subsystem Management with Navigator for i
    03/14/2017
  • Using ALLCHGRCV or ALLDTCRCV Control Group Entries to Save Journal Receivers

    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.     

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    Posted: May 23, 2016 |

    IBM i 7.3 - Qshell Jobs and the Inactive Job Time Out

    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.

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    Posted: May 04, 2016 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 7)

    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.

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    Posted: April 25, 2016 |

    IBM i 7.3 Adds Authority Collection Feature

    IBM i 7.3 has added a feature called “Security Authority Collection” which tracks how applications and application users “use” an object.  Inquiries against that collection will provide advice on securing critical business data and applications from intrusion by identifying who needs to have access to data and in what context.  This is a major enhancement to security management that is unique to IBM i.

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    Posted: April 12, 2016 |

    IBM i Services for Function Usage Information

    In 2012, I wrote about Function Usage Capabilities.  That blog post reviewed user interfaces for function usage information, which includes a set of commands, APIs, and the Application Administration graphical user interface.

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    Posted: March 29, 2016 |

    PowerHA for SMB

    Back in February, Steve Will interviewed Steve Finnes about PowerHA in the blog, PowerHA and Zero-Downtime Backups on IBM i.

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    Posted: March 23, 2016 |

    Visualizing Database Performance Data With the Performance Data Investigator

    Last week I wrote about collecting performance data for database.  This week I will review how you can visualize that database performance data with the Performance Data Investigator (PDI).

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    Posted: March 16, 2016 |

    Collecting Database Performance Data With IBM i Performance Data Investigator

    In the past, IBM i database performance management and analysis was done using tools specifically created for database, while system performance management and analysis was done using the system performance tools.  There was little integration between the two toolsets.

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    Posted: March 09, 2016 |

    IBM i Configuration Defaults

    After the blog “Why You Should be Using Expert Cache” was published, I was asked a question via Twitter.

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    Posted: March 01, 2016 |

    Single Object Restore Performance Enhancement

    Andy Mallan of the IBM i Save/Restore development team describes how information is located on tape when doing a restore. He also provides details on a recently introduced performance-improving enhancement.

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    Posted: February 17, 2016 |

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