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  • STACK_INFO IBM i Service
    10/17/2017
  • PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and Simplified Remote Restart
    10/03/2017
  • System Monitoring for HTTP
    09/26/2017
  • End Subsystem Options—Optimize Ending Your Subsystems
    08/30/2017
  • Manage Trigger Programs in Productions
    08/22/2017
  • 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 |

    Subsystem Management with Navigator for i

    The December 2016 update for Navigator for i included a number of enhancements; one of the most significant extends the work management tasks to include IBM i subsystem creation and configuration.   This support is available for all current releases.

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    Posted: March 14, 2017 |

    Determining the Size of QTEMP

    The blog entry “QTEMP – Temporary or Permanent Storage,” was written before IBM i 7.2 was available, but it’s still applicable.  That blog explained how storage used by a job’s QTEMP library is actually permanent storage, and it also included some tips on how to determine the size of QTEMP for a job.

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    Posted: March 06, 2017 |

    SNMPv3 Auditing and Other Enhancements

    This article describes the new support to audit SNMPv3 requests. Additional SNMP enhancements exist for the system description, storage pool descriptions, and storage pool block sizes. These enhancements are available via PTFs.

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    Posted: March 01, 2017 |

    Here’s to the Women in IT!

    Stacy Benfield wrote this week’s blog about her participation in the Women in IT conference in 2016.  This is timely with WMCPA holding their fourth Women in IT conference on March 24, 2017.  This is a free event, open to everyone (no, you do not have to be a woman to attend).  I participated in 2014 and it was an excellent professional development conference.

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    Posted: February 21, 2017 |

    February 2017 IBM i Announcements

    Once again it is announcement time, with IBM i 7.3 Technology Refresh 2 and IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 6 being announced.  As is somewhat typical for these Technology Refresh announcements, the content for both releases is quite similar.  Steve Will’s blog “Announcing IBM i 7.3 TR2 & 7.2 TR6” 
    reviews the announcement overall.  I want to focus on a few enhancements that will make an IBM i administrator’s life a little easier.

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    Posted: February 14, 2017 |

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