IBM continues to bring more and more industry standard and open source technologies to IBM i. While IBM i has its own (easy-to-learn) interfaces and operating system implementation, it also has an extremely rich set of features that are industry standard as well as open source.
Posted: February 25, 2015 |
Some time ago, I wrote about the Navigator monitors that were added in the IBM i 7.2 release. The system monitor metrics are performance measurements of different aspects of overall system performance and the data for all these metrics comes from Collection Services. In that blog, I briefly mentioned some of the new monitor metrics that were added - temporary storage utilization, spooled file creation rate, shared processor pool utilization and others. This week I will expand a bit upon the new monitor metrics.
Posted: February 11, 2015 |
I am busy this week at the LUG meetings so I asked Shauna Rollings if she could share some of the additional capabilities offered by IBM i Disk Watcher.
Posted: February 04, 2015 |
Last week, I wrote the blog, Manage PTFs with Navigator, to review the capability you now have to manage IBM i PTFs with Navigator. A reader asked a question about how to get other systems to show up when trying to compare PTFs.
Posted: January 27, 2015 |
I’m sure you’ve heard that Navigator for i added support to manage PTFs in the 7.2 release. This functionality is now also available on 7.1 and 6.1 via the December 2014 Navigator PTFs. I thought it was about time to review the PTF management capabilities you can now do from the browser. This is one more step along the way of providing function that was previously only available from System i Navigator into the Web console.
Posted: January 20, 2015 |
IBM i 7.2 support of Virtual LAN allows using a single adapter to connect to multiple VLANs. If your system must connect to multiple VLANs, this support can allow you to reduce the number of adapters needed or add redundant network connections without adding additional adapters.
Posted: January 13, 2015 |
This week I’m going to review the additional temporary storage metrics that are now collected by Collection Services and the new perspectives to visualize those metrics that have been added to the Performance Data Investigator.
Posted: January 06, 2015 |
Back in October, IBM announced IBM i 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1. Steve Will blogged about 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 at the time of the announcement, and now that these updates are available for users. I’ll take a closer look at what these updates mean in your environment.
Posted: December 16, 2014 |
Are you aware that IBM has technology preview for a mobile solution to access and manage your IBM i? The Navigator for i mobile technology preview provides a browser-based interface that uses IBM i Access for Web and is optimized for small-screen mobile devices.
Posted: December 03, 2014 |
There are a few small changes in IBM i 7.2 that you should be aware of. Some of these were mentioned in the announcement material, but it’s good to expand upon them.
Posted: November 18, 2014 |