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  • Introduction to Prestart Jobs
  • Search the Job Log of an Active Job
  • IBM i QSYS2.Services_Info and Navigator for i
  • Improved Temporary Storage Tracking for IBM i (Part 9)
  • Copy Performance Data using ACS IFS Tasks
  • Spring Break

    This spring has been amazingly busy and I haven’t had much time to write about technical topics. This week, I’ll share with you my busy work schedule and my one-day spring break.

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    Posted: June 15, 2015 |

    Watches Are Wonderful!

    The past month I spoke at COMMON, followed by the IBM Edge2015 conference. One presentation I gave at both conferences reviewed the various ways you can monitor your IBM i partition using IBM provided tools.

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    Posted: May 26, 2015 |

    Java on IBM i Security Updates

    We all know that security vulnerabilities seem constant and ensuring you have the correct level of software to eliminate those vulnerabilities is very important.

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    Posted: May 14, 2015 |

    IBM i Conditional Immediate PTFs

    I’ve previously written about IBM i PTF enhancements in Installed PTF Currency, Audit PTF Install History and Manage PTFs With Navigator. This week, I have another PTF enhancement to share with you - conditional immediate PTFs in 7.2.

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    Posted: May 06, 2015 |

    COMMON Requirements

    I’m sure some of you are aware COMMON has a requirements process, but perhaps many of you don’t know about it. And even if you do know about it, things have changed!

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    Posted: April 23, 2015 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking

    This is another article in the series of blogs reviewing the enhancements in IBM i 7.2 for improved tracking of temporary storage. Part 4 has the links to the prior blogs on this topic.
    This blog will review the notification support that was added to the 7.2 release to allow you to set limits (thresholds) and have messages sent when temporary storage limits are being hit.

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    Posted: April 14, 2015 |

    IBM i User Groups

    Several weeks ago, I received a telephone call from an IBMer in another organization. She found my name in the IBM employee directory as someone who works with user groups. Im one of eight people in IBM that has user groupas part of their job responsibilities.

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    Posted: April 07, 2015 |

    IBM i Selfie

    In the IBM i Performance Analysis Workshop, we reinforce the concept that many forces outside of system software or applications can influence the performance of your partition. These are typically configuration type details—anything from how you have the QPFRADJ (Performance Adjuster) system value set, to the amount of memory on your partition, to how you have your processors configured.

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    Posted: March 25, 2015 |

    IBM i Services

    A couple weeks ago, I wrote Installed PTF Group Currency. In that blog, I gave a very basic introduction to IBM i Services. This week, I’m going to provide a little more information on what they are and why you should be interested in them.

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    Posted: March 19, 2015 |

    IBM Call Home Web and How It Can Work for You

    To first understand what Call Home Web can do for you, here is a brief description of IBM Call Home:
    IBM Call Home constantly monitors the health and functionality of your system. Should an event requiring service occur, the Call Home function first notifies both you and IBM Support of the event. The function then automatically opens a service request and transfers preliminary critical diagnostic data to authorized support personnel. By obtaining information in this way, IBM Support can quickly identify problems and develop an action plan for problem resolution giving you a more effective first contact support session and ultimately, an overall reduction in time to resolution. And rest assured, all information transmitted to IBM is encrypted and sent via secure protocols. Only critical diagnostic information is provided; none of your business data is ever transmitted.

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    Posted: March 10, 2015 |

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