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  • Investigate Prestart Jobs
    December 6, 2018
  • Access Client Solutions Enhancements (November 2018)
    November 27, 2018
  • Prestart Jobs and QPRTJOBs
    November 16, 2018
  • Watches and Job Log Messages
    November 5, 2018
  • The QDFTSVR Job Description
    October 25, 2018
  • Working with the IFS: Access Client Solutions vs. Navigator for i

    You can access the Integrated File System (IFS) using either the Navigator for i web console or
    Access Client Solutions (ACS). ACS added support to work with the IFS back in October 2016. There are differences between the capabilities; which interface you use will depend upon what you want to accomplish.

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    Posted: March 29, 2018 |

    How to Save 5250 Configurations as Default Profile

    There’s a handy (but somewhat hidden) feature that allows you to save customizations made to your 5250 session configurations. It also allows you to have those customizations be the default settings for any new sessions.

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    Posted: March 12, 2018 |

    Workload Groups and Performance Considerations

    I’ve written about workload groups in the past in Workload Group Configuration with IBM i 7.3 and i Can Manage Workloads better with IBM i 7.1. This blog reviews how to understand possible performance implications when using workload groups.

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    Posted: February 21, 2018 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 8)

    It has been quite some time since I’ve written about temporary storage tracking enhancements introduced with IBM i 7.2.
     

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    Posted: February 7, 2018 |

    Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, Part 2

    Last year, I wrote about Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, which summarized the enhancements that were made to allow you to view and modify your subsystem configurations via the graphical user interface.

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    Posted: January 30, 2018 |

    Active Memory Pools with Navigator for i

    On the “green screen” you can see what pool a job is running in with Work with Active Jobs (WRKACTJOB); press F11 one time and you’ll find a column with the pool number. That’s nice, but you need to know the description of the pool that number is associated with.

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    Posted: December 21, 2017 |

    How to Identify Your Active 5250 Session

    I’ve been using tabbed sessions in the ACS 5250 emulator for a long time now. I really like the tab feature; tabs along with watermarks made it easy to identify which system I am logged in to. With a bit of configuration, you can make it easy to identify the active tab as well as customize the appearance of inactive tabs.

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    Posted: December 13, 2017 |

    i Can use IBM DVD Images with my USB 3.0 Adapter

    IBM i began supporting USB flash drives back in 2012, but their use was restricted to save/restore and IFS options (refer to the blog IBM i Now Supports USB Flash Drives for additional background information). Many users downloaded the IBM Fix (PTF) DVD images, copied them to a flash drive, and then discovered they could not access the fixes because the entire DVD image was “just a file.”

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    Posted: November 28, 2017 |

    IBM i Embraces Syslog

    Syslog is a very popular reporting system that runs on many devices and OSes. It uses various parts and programs to encode, transmit, consolidate, and analyze messages from a wide range of devices. Everything from Windows and UNIX to firewalls and IoT devices participate in sending and centralizing messages from across the enterprise.  That is, except for IBM i.

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    Posted: November 14, 2017 |

    Meet the PowerHA Family

    IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i was first introduced in 6.1 and has received continual updates and new functionality since then. As PowerHA has grown, new features such as the recent HyperSwap technology continue to bring even more high availability and disaster recovery options to meet the ever-changing and diverse needs of businesses around the world.

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    Posted: November 1, 2017 |

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