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  • Copy an Open Spooled File
    03/22/2017
  • Subsystem Management with Navigator for i
    03/14/2017
  • Determining the Size of QTEMP
    03/06/2017
  • SNMPv3 Auditing and Other Enhancements
    03/01/2017
  • Here’s to the Women in IT!
    02/21/2017
  • January 2016 IBM i Large User Group Meeting

    The IBM i Large User Group (LUG) has its next meeting later this month. I’ve written about the LUG before. It meets three times each year in Rochester, Minnesota, and one of those meetings is in the winter.

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    Posted: January 06, 2016 |

    IBM i Job Accounting and Prestart Server Jobs

    Last fall, after one of my presentations, I was asked about job accounting and prestart server jobs.  Sharing this information in a blog article seems like a good idea since I’ve fielded similar questions in the past.

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    Posted: December 07, 2015 |

    Route Remote Command Requests to a Specific Subsystem

    If you’re like me, it was nice to take a break from work last week.  This week is turning out to be very busy, so this blog is very brief.

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    Posted: December 01, 2015 |

    Copy Spooled Files to PDFs using the UIM Exit Point for WRKSPLF

    I have heard clients wish that IBM provided an option when working with spooled files to create a PDF of that spooled file.  Don’t expect IBM to provide this enhancement —a way already exists for you to extend the interface and do this yourself.

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    Posted: November 19, 2015 |

    IBM i Job Accounting and Prestart Jobs

    While at a conference this fall, I was asked about job accounting and prestart jobs. I thought this would be a good blog topic.

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    Posted: November 10, 2015 |

    IBM i Access Client Solutions and Performance FAQ Updates

    This week I have short updates on several topics. Read on to find out what they are.

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    Posted: October 27, 2015 |

    Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand

    Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand was an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. I had heard a bit about Paul Rand and how he had worked with IBM, so I made sure to see the exhibition before it closed on October 13.

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    Posted: October 13, 2015 |

    IBM i 7.2 TR3 and 7.1 TR11 Highlights

    IBM has announced IBM i 7.2 TR3 and 7.1 TR11. This post contains important information related to this announcement.

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    Posted: October 05, 2015 |

    What Happened to the IBM i PCRM?

    The Performance Capabilities Reference Manual (PCRM) was THE resource many used when they needed to know something about IBM i performance. That something could be information about performance test results, I/O performance information, performance considerations for IPL, save/restore, partitioning, CPW ratings and many other miscellaneous topics. The last large version of the PCRM was published for IBM i 7.1 in August of 2013. When IBM i 7.2 became available in spring of 2014, that update of the PCRM was substantially smaller.

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    Posted: September 28, 2015 |

    IBM Application Runtime Expert for i: Managing PTFs

    I am not sure how many of you have heard about IBM Application Runtime Expert for i (ARE) nor am I sure how many of you have actually used PTF support offered by ARE. Hopefully this blog entry can explain to you why you would want to explore the ARE tool overall and especially when it comes to managing your PTFs.

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    Posted: September 21, 2015 |

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