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  • Delivered IBM i RFEs
    July 18, 2019
  • ACS Application Packages and the ODBC Driver for i
    June 19, 2019
  • Simplified IBM i Program Conversion
    June 14, 2019
  • Copy a Monitor with Navigator for i
    June 7, 2019
  • Should You Consider Becoming a CAAC Member?
    May 14, 2019
  • 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 |

    PowerVM LPM/SRR Automation Tool

    Earlier this month I wrote about PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and Simplified Remote Restart, and I hope you want to get your I/T environment LPM and SRR capable to exploit these features. This week, I’m going to review the PowerVM LPM/SRR Automation tool in detail.

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    Posted: October 23, 2017 |

    STACK_INFO IBM i Service

    IBM i Services have become quite popular, and it has become typical for new and enhanced services to be included with IBM i announcements. STACK_INFO is one of the new services that is part of the recent IBM i 7.3 TR3 / IBM i 7.2 TR7 announcement.

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    Posted: October 17, 2017 |

    PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and Simplified Remote Restart

    This article explains how to leverage two IBM Power Server features to reduce downtime for maintenance and migrations and unplanned outages. Let’s start by reviewing some important PowerVM features that give customers more flexibility to keep their LPARs up and running for a variety of data center changes.

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    Posted: October 3, 2017 |

    System Monitoring for HTTP

    I’ve written about system monitors in Navigator for i two times before; first when system monitors were added to Navigator in IBM i 7.2, and then later, when system monitors were enhanced with Visualize Monitor Data in the 7.3 release (which has also been taken back to IBM i 7.2).

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    Posted: September 26, 2017 |

    End Subsystem Options—Optimize Ending Your Subsystems

    The End Subsystem (ENDSBS), End System (ENDSYS), and Power Down System (PWRDWNSYS) commands all have the End Subsystem Options (ENSSBSOPT) parameter. This is nothing new—it’s been there for a long time. In case you are now aware of this parameter, this blog is for you.

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    Posted: August 30, 2017 |

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