March 2018 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

  • POWER8 or POWER9 for IBM i
  • After Upgrading from IBM i 7.1 to 7.3, PC users weren’t able to connect to file shares on IBM i.
  • What does PowerVM Enterprise Edition Bring to the Table?
  • Release Levels and PTFs

The March newsletter is a little late this month not because we have been watching the NCAA Basketball Finals, but because we are averaging about 10 upgrades a week. The entire technical team has been going at a whirlwind pace, and it just seems that everyone wants to have their OS upgraded from IBM i 7.1 before the last day of regular support which ends on April 30, 2018. Now, that’s a good thing to upgrade from 7.1, the bad thing was waiting until the last minute. If you need help with your upgrade, turn to the business partner that everyone else is turning to for upgrades, www.itechsol.com

In February IBM introduced the POWER9 family of scale-out servers, which are targeted towards most of the IBM i community. A very exciting announcement on hardware that should support the IBM i community for the next 3 or 4 years. This new lineup of POWER9 servers have just started to ship, if you would like more information please contact our sales team. Our first article examines some of the differences between POWER8 and POWER9.…