June 2012 Newsletter


i can do anything with iTech Solutions

Well summer is finally here, and I hope that you are enjoying the warm weather.  Next Wednesday is Independence day as well, so we hope you are going to relax and spend time with family and friends.

We have been upgrading customers like crazy ever since IBM stated that IBM V5R4 will no longer be supported after September 30, 2013.  As I always say when it comes to upgrades, it is the planning ahead of time that makes the upgrade smooth and successful.  I hope if you are still on V5R4 (or earlier) that you get in touch with us early and start your project.  It might take longer than you realize if you have many objects that fail Analyze Object Convert.


Last month we discussed the frequency of IPLs, and that you shouldn’t be IPLing that often any more.  We had quite a few customers calling us back, and giving us some very positive feedback. This month we will discuss Dedicated Services Tools.


This issue of our newsletter has five articles. In the first article, we will discuss what Dedicated Services Tools is and how to access it.  The second article is about Dedicated Service Tools userids.  The third article lists some of the upcoming events in which iTech Solutions will be participating.  The fourth article is about local user groups. The last article is for your reference with updated PTF information. Please note that we have added a new PTF group to our recommended list, which is the High Availability Group.  If you are an iTech Solutions PTF Maintenance customer, you will receive this on your next application of PTFs.

If you are still on V5R4, send Pete an email and he can help you upgrade to 6.1 or 7.1. With over 380 6.1/7.1 upgrades done to date you know iTech Solutions has the expertise and know how.
iTech Solutions can help you improve performance, perform security audits; implement a High Availability solution; perform health checks, systems management, remote administration,  PTF management, blade installations, iSCSI configurations, backup/recovery; upgrade an existing machine; or upgrade to a new machine.  If you are thinking of LPAR or HMC, then think iTech Solutions.  We have the skills to help you get the most out of your IBM i.

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