Day: October 21, 2019

What to Know About IBM i 7.3 TR7 and 7.4 TR1

IBM i 7.3 TR7 and 7.4 TR1 were announced during IBM Tech U and will be generally available on November 16, 2019.  This refresh includes many enhancements to improve further the reliability, availability, and security of your IBM i environment. Some of the major enhancements are focused on DB2 Mirror for IBM i, enhancements to help developers modernize, increased security, and support for new hardware.

I’m going to highlight some of the features that improve the security and administration of your system.  There are also many enhancements for RDi that will improve developer productivity and allow you to modernize with additional support for Open Source languages and tools. I don’t plan to get into the details of those enhancements in this article,  but I will touch on them. You can get more details about all of the enhancements here.…

It’s Domino Renewal Time

We have some great news! As of just recently, iTech Solutions has become an HCL Business Partner.

What does that mean for you?

For starters, iTech can now review your existing IBM maintenance agreements for the following products:

  • Notes
  • Domino
  • Connections
  • Sametime
  • And more!

Why should we review your maintenance agreements before renewal?

How to install via the USB Drive

When installing software on a new machine, or even slipping the License Internal Code, you can now do this via the USB.  I will show you how to download IBM i 7.4 LIC, but you can do this for 7.2, 7.3, or 7.4. My screenshots show 7.4, and the only difference would be the USB I_BASE_01 code for each release.  For POWER7, POWER7+, POWER8, and POWER9 systems tag the USB adapter as the alternate restart adapter using an HMC.  For POWER9 systems not managed by an HMC the USB system ports are in the default search sequence for a D-mode IPL, so it is not necessary to tag the USB adapter.

In order to do this, you need to do the following:

From the ESS website you need to sign in and download the software.  You will select the version of the operating system that you want.  I selected IBM i as below along with the version that I wanted and then go to the bottom of the screen and hit continue.…

Using File Shares in IBM i

How to Remove a File Share

You can stop sharing an existing file share by using IBM Navigator for i or System i Navigator.

To remove a file share, follow these steps: 

In IBM Navigator for i

  1. In IBM Navigator for i, under the IBM i Management node, expand File Systems > Integrated File System.
  2. Navigate through the file system folders until you locate the folder that contains the file for which you want to remove a share.
  3. Click on this folder to display its contents in the console workspace.
  4. Right-click the shared directory that you want to stop sharing in the console workspace and select Sharing > Stop Sharing.
  5. On the Stop Sharing window that displays next, click OK.