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 application
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.
Posted: April 12, 2016 |
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.
Posted: March 29, 2016 |
Back in February, Steve Will interviewed Steve Finnes about PowerHA in the blog, PowerHA and Zero-Downtime Backups on IBM i.
Posted: March 23, 2016 |
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).
Posted: March 16, 2016 |
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.
Posted: March 09, 2016 |
After the blog “Why You Should be Using Expert Cache
” was published, I was asked a question via Twitter.
Posted: March 01, 2016 |
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.
Posted: February 17, 2016 |
It's free. It's simple to enable. It can improve the performance of your IBM i system. Sound interesting?
Posted: February 09, 2016 |
One significant change in IBM i 7.2 is the modernization of storage tiering in the BRMS migration function. In prior releases, the migration function in BRMS works only for library migration between auxiliary storage pools (ASPs) based on the specified policies for frequency of use. However, in IBM i 7.2 with PTF SI57831 applied, the BRMS migration function is enhanced to support the migration to independent ASPs (IASPs), migration of *LNK lists for IFS files, and migration of database files to different SSD and HDD storage tiers within the same ASP.
Posted: January 19, 2016 |
SQL CPU Utilization was introduced in the IBM i 7.2 release. This metric helps you discover how much of your CPU is being used by SQL operations, and is a starting point to determine if your CPU utilization is due to SQL or other work on the system. This metric is available on a per-thread basis and aggregated for the partition as a whole. The systemwide value is only available on 7.2, while the thread-level support was PTF’d back to 7.1.
Posted: January 15, 2016 |