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  • i Can use IBM DVD Images with my USB 3.0 Adapter
    11/28/2017
  • IBM i Embraces Syslog
    11/14/2017
  • Meet the PowerHA Family
    11/01/2017
  • PowerVM LPM/SRR Automation Tool
    10/23/2017
  • STACK_INFO IBM i Service
    10/17/2017
  • 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 |

    Application Administration with Access Client Solutions

    Last week I wrote about Application Administration with Navigator for i.  I suspect most readers already knew about application administration with Navigator.

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    Posted: February 08, 2017 |

    Application Administration with Navigator for i

    System i Navigator (probably best known as iSeries Navigator) has long had Application Administration, where you can configure which “applications” a user is allowed to access. There are several uses of Application Administration: you can control access client applications, host applications, and Navigator tasks. When using Application Administration to control access to Navigator tasks, you create customizations which restrict some users from seeing certain tasks within the System i Navigator navigation frame.

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    Posted: February 02, 2017 |

    Optical Containers

    A common problem many IBM i users have is getting the cumulative group PTF media to their machine in a usable form when using a USB thumb drive.  Many users would first carefully format that USB drive on IBM i, move it to an office PC, then copy the cumulative group from IBM distribution onto the thumb drive.  When the thumb drive was put back into IBM i, the PTFs could not be loaded.

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    Posted: January 18, 2017 |

    Latest Navigator for i Enhancements

    Late in December 2016, IBM released the latest update to the HTTP Server Group PTF. The Navigator for i PTFs page summarizes the PTF groups you need for each release and you will discover you also want to install the latest level of the Java group and the Performance Tools group.

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    Posted: January 10, 2017 |

    JSON_TABLE Function

    DB2 for i is the first DB2 Family member to add JSON_TABLE() to its SQL language support.  Why did DB2 for i add JSON_TABLE() ? Because JSON is a pervasive data transport technology and like XML, customers can benefit from using a standards based, SQL Query Engine-centric solution.

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    Posted: January 03, 2017 |

    Automatic Download of Group PTFs with IBM i 7.3

    New with the 7.3 release is the ability to automatically download PTF groups to your IBM i partition.  The PTFs are downloaded in save files and stored on your system, ready to be installed.  This enhancement was requested by requirements received through the COMMON Americas and COMMON Europe Advisory Councils.

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    Posted: December 07, 2016 |

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