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  • Retrieving the Current SQL Statement for a Job
    January 21, 2019
  • Prestart Jobs and Connection Pooling
    January 10, 2019
  • Prestart Job Messages
    January 4, 2019
  • Investigate Prestart Jobs
    December 6, 2018
  • Access Client Solutions Enhancements (November 2018)
    November 27, 2018
  • Improved Temporary Storage Tracking for IBM i (Part 9)

    IBM continues to enhance temporary storage tracking and management, which was significantly improved beginning with IBM i 7.2.

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    Posted: April 26, 2018 |

    Copy Performance Data using ACS IFS Tasks

    Two weeks ago I compared the IFS tasks between Navigator and ACS. One of the major advantages of the ACS interface is the ability to easily move files between partitions. This week, I want to review considerations for moving performance data to a different partition. 

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    Posted: April 18, 2018 |

    Editing a File in the IFS with Navigator for i

    Last week I compared the features of the Integrated File System between Navigator for i and Access Client Solutions in Working with the IFS:  Access Client Solutions vs Navigator for i. One key difference is with Navigator you can edit files in the IFS, while with ACS you can only view files. I had also previously written about the support to edit files in Navigator with the IFS Enhancements to Navigator for i article. Navigator allows you to edit IFS files with a simple text editor.

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    Posted: April 10, 2018 |

    Working with the IFS: Access Client Solutions vs. Navigator for i

    You can access the Integrated File System (IFS) using either the Navigator for i web console or
    Access Client Solutions (ACS). ACS added support to work with the IFS back in October 2016. There are differences between the capabilities; which interface you use will depend upon what you want to accomplish.

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    Posted: March 29, 2018 |

    How to Save 5250 Configurations as Default Profile

    There’s a handy (but somewhat hidden) feature that allows you to save customizations made to your 5250 session configurations. It also allows you to have those customizations be the default settings for any new sessions.

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    Posted: March 12, 2018 |

    Workload Groups and Performance Considerations

    I’ve written about workload groups in the past in Workload Group Configuration with IBM i 7.3 and i Can Manage Workloads better with IBM i 7.1. This blog reviews how to understand possible performance implications when using workload groups.

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    Posted: February 21, 2018 |

    IBM i 7.2 Improved Temporary Storage Tracking (Part 8)

    It has been quite some time since I’ve written about temporary storage tracking enhancements introduced with IBM i 7.2.
     

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    Posted: February 7, 2018 |

    Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, Part 2

    Last year, I wrote about Subsystem Management with Navigator for i, which summarized the enhancements that were made to allow you to view and modify your subsystem configurations via the graphical user interface.

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    Posted: January 30, 2018 |

    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 |

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