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  • New Monitor Metrics in 7.2

    Some time ago, I wrote about the Navigator monitors that were added in the IBM i 7.2 release. The system monitor metrics are performance measurements of different aspects of overall system performance and the data for all these metrics comes from Collection Services. In that blog, I briefly mentioned some of the new monitor metrics that were added - temporary storage utilization, spooled file creation rate, shared processor pool utilization and others. This week I will expand a bit upon the new monitor metrics.

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    Posted: February 11, 2015 |

    IBM i Disk Watcher Can Do More

    I am busy this week at the LUG meetings so I asked Shauna Rollings if she could share some of the additional capabilities offered by IBM i Disk Watcher.

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    Posted: February 04, 2015 |

    Navigator Target Systems and Groups

    Last week, I wrote the blog, Manage PTFs with Navigator, to review the capability you now have to manage IBM i PTFs with Navigator. A reader asked a question about how to get other systems to show up when trying to compare PTFs.

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    Posted: January 27, 2015 |

    Manage PTFs With Navigator

    I’m sure you’ve heard that Navigator for i added support to manage PTFs in the 7.2 release. This functionality is now also available on 7.1 and 6.1 via the December 2014 Navigator PTFs. I thought it was about time to review the PTF management capabilities you can now do from the browser. This is one more step along the way of providing function that was previously only available from System i Navigator into the Web console.

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    Posted: January 20, 2015 |

    New 7.2 VLAN Support

    IBM i 7.2 support of Virtual LAN allows using a single adapter to connect to multiple VLANs. If your system must connect to multiple VLANs, this support can allow you to reduce the number of adapters needed or add redundant network connections without adding additional adapters.

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    Posted: January 13, 2015 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 4)

    This week I’m going to review the additional temporary storage metrics that are now collected by Collection Services and the new perspectives to visualize those metrics that have been added to the Performance Data Investigator.

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    Posted: January 06, 2015 |

    Navigator for i Enhancements Are Available

    Back in October, IBM announced IBM i 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1. Steve Will blogged about 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 at the time of the announcement, and now that these updates are available for users. I’ll take a closer look at what these updates mean in your environment.

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    Posted: December 16, 2014 |

    IBM i Access Client Solutions: Mobile—A Technology Preview

    Are you aware that IBM has technology preview for a mobile solution to access and manage your IBM i? The Navigator for i mobile technology preview provides a browser-based interface that uses IBM i Access for Web and is optimized for small-screen mobile devices.

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    Posted: December 03, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 – A Few Small Enhancements

    There are a few small changes in IBM i 7.2 that you should be aware of. Some of these were mentioned in the announcement material, but it’s good to expand upon them.

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    Posted: November 18, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 Enhancements for Permanent Storage Tracking

    In the 7.2 release, IBM made many changes to improve temporary storage tracking. I’ve written about these enhancements in IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking Part 1Part2, and Part 3 blogs. You may also want to reread the blog, Understanding Disk Space Usage, which reviews IBM i temporary and permanent storage concepts.

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    Posted: November 11, 2014 |

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