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  • Client Advisory Council Meetings in June 2017
  • Graph History—Stacked Charts
  • COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) and RFEs
  • Subsystem Configuration Documentation
  • IBM i Monitors: Automatic Notification and Replacement Variables
  • New IBM i 7.2 and 7.1 VPN Enhancements

    IBM i 7.1 and 7.2 enhancements to VPN give clients new security options and more flexibility for management and configuration. VPN is configurable on IBM i through Navigator for i.

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    Posted: October 13, 2014 |

    October 2014 - The Busiest Month Ever!

    This October is one of the busiest work months I can remember. Hopefully most of you already know about the IBM announcements earlier this week, with the big news being the addition of the Enterprise Power Systems models with POWER8; IBM i 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 were also announced. You can find out more on the IBM i developerWorks site about 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 and Steve Will wrote about it as well in Announcing 7.2 TR1 (and 7.1 TR9 – and More!). I’ll be writing more detailed blogs on the systems management enhancements in coming weeks … but I’m just too busy this October!!

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    Posted: October 08, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 – Navigator Monitors

    One of the many systems management enhancements in the 7.2 release was the addition of message monitors and system monitors to the IBM Navigator for i GUI. This is the first step in making Management Central functions available in the Web console. If you are on 7.1 or earlier, you already have these monitors with Management Central in the System i Navigator GUI. This blog highlights the major differences you’ll discover with the monitors on the 7.2 release.

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    Posted: September 30, 2014 |

    Power Virtualization Technical Webinars on YouTube

    About a year ago, I wrote a short blog on the IBM Power Systems Webinars. These technical webinars are a great resource to learn more about IBM Power Systems and virtualization topics. This week I have just an update – the replays for these webinars are available on YouTube.

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    Posted: September 24, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 – Protect Data With RCAC

    Asset protection is not the most exciting topic for technologists. Modern data processing falls into two basic camps:

    1) Transaction processing – the heartbeat of the business

    2) Analytics – gaining insights to guide and transform the business 

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    Posted: September 15, 2014 |

    IBM Power Systems Technical Symposium in Melbourne and Auckland and Enjoying the Land Down Under

    Recently I attended the IBM Power Systems Technical Symposium in Melbourne Australia, followed by a similar conference the next week in Auckland New Zealand. This was my first trip to the southern hemisphere and what a great trip it was! In addition to speaking at the conferences and talking with IBM i clients, I took some vacation and was a tourist for a few days.

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    Posted: September 08, 2014 |

    IBM i 7.2 - Batch Model

    In the IBM i 7.2 release, there is a new function called “Batch Model”; the 7.2 announcement stated: “The Batch Model has been added, providing the ability to change environment variables, modeling how those changes would impact the batch window.” Batch Model is a utility that can help you understand your batch workloads and can assist in predicting the performance result of hardware changes (processors or disk) or an increasing workload on your batch window.

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    Posted: August 26, 2014 |

    New IBM i 7.2 TCP/IP Configuration Information Commands

    Two new commands have been provided in IBM i 7.2 to assist clients with handling TCP/IP configuration information.

    The new Retrieve TCP/IP Information (RTVTCPINF) command will gather related TCP/IP configuration items (DB files, data areas, validation lists, environment variables, IFS files, etc.) for the systems TCP/IP processing as well as supported TCP/IP servers. 

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    Posted: August 19, 2014 |

    About Writing “i Can”

    This week marks the 5th year of “i Can” - five years already?! When I review the long list of blogs that have been published, only a small number have content that’s dated – most of the blogs are as applicable as when they were first written. New readers of this blog might want to review the older articles.

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    Posted: August 06, 2014 |

    Navigator Favorites

    Last week, I wrote about the search feature that has been added to Navigator and mentioned another new feature—favorites. With all the capability now in Navigator, searching can be helpful to find tasks when you don’t know where they’re located in the navigation. Once you’ve found the task, you may want to start building your set of favorite tasks to make them easy to access. You do this by saving your tasks as Favorites.

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    Posted: July 30, 2014 |

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