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  • Workload Groups and Performance Considerations
  • IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 8)
  • Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, Part 2
  • Active Memory Pools with Navigator for i
  • How to Identify Your Active 5250 Session
  • Introduction to IBM i System Limits and Maximum Capacities

    We all know that IBM i is a very scalable platform. It supports businesses from the very small to the very large. However, as the workload running on an IBM i partition increases and becomes large, knowing the limits of your system becomes increasingly important.

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    Posted: July 01, 2015 |

    Access Client Solutions – a Better 5250 Emulator

    Hopefully you are aware of the IBM i Access Client Solutions offering. This has been available for more than two years. IBM is continuing to update and enhance this product with the 1.1.4 version released in February of this year. Check the Web page linked above to find out about updates (yes, clients have asked IBM to provide a better way to be notified about updates…)

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    Posted: June 22, 2015 |

    Spring Break

    This spring has been amazingly busy and I haven’t had much time to write about technical topics. This week, I’ll share with you my busy work schedule and my one-day spring break.

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    Posted: June 15, 2015 |

    Watches Are Wonderful!

    The past month I spoke at COMMON, followed by the IBM Edge2015 conference. One presentation I gave at both conferences reviewed the various ways you can monitor your IBM i partition using IBM provided tools.

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    Posted: May 26, 2015 |

    Java on IBM i Security Updates

    We all know that security vulnerabilities seem constant and ensuring you have the correct level of software to eliminate those vulnerabilities is very important.

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    Posted: May 14, 2015 |

    IBM i Conditional Immediate PTFs

    I’ve previously written about IBM i PTF enhancements in Installed PTF Currency, Audit PTF Install History and Manage PTFs With Navigator. This week, I have another PTF enhancement to share with you - conditional immediate PTFs in 7.2.

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    Posted: May 06, 2015 |

    COMMON Requirements

    I’m sure some of you are aware COMMON has a requirements process, but perhaps many of you don’t know about it. And even if you do know about it, things have changed!

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    Posted: April 23, 2015 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking

    This is another article in the series of blogs reviewing the enhancements in IBM i 7.2 for improved tracking of temporary storage. Part 4 has the links to the prior blogs on this topic.
    This blog will review the notification support that was added to the 7.2 release to allow you to set limits (thresholds) and have messages sent when temporary storage limits are being hit.

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    Posted: April 14, 2015 |

    IBM i User Groups

    Several weeks ago, I received a telephone call from an IBMer in another organization. She found my name in the IBM employee directory as someone who works with user groups. Im one of eight people in IBM that has user groupas part of their job responsibilities.

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    Posted: April 07, 2015 |

    IBM i Selfie

    In the IBM i Performance Analysis Workshop, we reinforce the concept that many forces outside of system software or applications can influence the performance of your partition. These are typically configuration type details—anything from how you have the QPFRADJ (Performance Adjuster) system value set, to the amount of memory on your partition, to how you have your processors configured.

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    Posted: March 25, 2015 |

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