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  • Trace Output Formatted for PCAP
    08/02/2017
  • Route FTP and SMTP Workloads to Their Own Subsystem
    07/24/2017
  • Integration Between Navigator and Access Client Solutions
    07/13/2017
  • Client Advisory Council Meetings in June 2017
    06/22/2017
  • Graph History—Stacked Charts
    05/22/2017
  • Trace Output Formatted for PCAP

    Dump a Communications Trace was a blog I wrote back in 2009. That article reviewed the support for dumping the trace data in “packet capture” (PCAP) format and hinted that the DMPCMNTRC command would likely be updated to support this feature (without the need for a data area).

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    Posted: August 02, 2017 |

    Route FTP and SMTP Workloads to Their Own Subsystem

    Way back in V5R1, IBM introduced the ability to route FTP and SMTP workloads to their own subsystems. By default, FTP and SMTP server jobs run in the QSYSWRK subsystem, along with a lot of other IBM i server jobs. The Server Table in the IBM i Knowledge Center documents all the IBM i server jobs along with the default subsystem in which they run. The server table does state the subsystem is configurable for these servers, but it doesn’t give you any more information.

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    Posted: July 24, 2017 |

    Integration Between Navigator and Access Client Solutions

    You should already be familiar with the fact that you can launch Navigator for i from Access Client Solutions (ACS). But did you know that there are now functions, that when requested from Navigator for i, are executed with ACS?

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    Posted: July 13, 2017 |

    Client Advisory Council Meetings in June 2017

    If you have wondered why you haven’t seen a new blog published recently, it’s because my day job consumed my time for the past month. I’ve written before about how I work with the Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC).  All three of these groups had face-to-face meetings in June that left me with little time for other work.

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    Posted: June 22, 2017 |

    Graph History—Stacked Charts

    With the 7.3 release, IBM introduced historical performance data collection and the ability to view your historical data graphically with Graph History.

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    Posted: May 22, 2017 |

    COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) and RFEs

    Hopefully you are aware of the many IBM i client advisory councils, and specifically for this week’s article, the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC). CAAC represents IBM customers from a variety of industries and sizes, and meets with IBM via conference calls and face-to-face meetings on a regular basis.

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    Posted: May 03, 2017 |

    Subsystem Configuration Documentation

    Some of you may have read the subsystem configuration experience reports that were written way back in 2004, which was about when V5R3 became available. The experience reports were under the related information section of the Work Management topic.

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    Posted: April 18, 2017 |

    IBM i Monitors: Automatic Notification and Replacement Variables

    IBM Navigator for i (the web console) added support for message monitors and system monitors in the 7.2 release. For those of you familiar with Management Central monitors, the Navigator monitors are quite similar, however the underlying implementation is different.

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    Posted: April 05, 2017 |

    PowerVM LinkedIn Group

    One of the challenges with IBM i on IBM Power Systems is simply knowing everything you need to know. It’s what you don’t know that can get you into trouble! This blog generally focuses on IBM i information.

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    Posted: March 28, 2017 |

    Copy an Open Spooled File

    In the past, you could not copy a spooled file when it was still open; if you attempted the copy, it would fail with CPF3482, “Copy request failed. Spool file &1 is open.”  The spooled file had to be completed before the copy would be allowed.

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    Posted: March 22, 2017 |

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