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  • Prestart Jobs and Server Jobs
    August 16, 2018
  • Subsystem Configuration for Prestart Jobs
    August 3, 2018
  • Display Active Prestart Jobs
    July 24, 2018
  • Prestart Job Configuration Settings
    July 11, 2018
  • IBM i System Supplied Prestart Job Entries
    June 29, 2018
  • 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 3, 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 5, 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 6, 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 1, 2017 |

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