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Posted on February 26, 2020

On-Demand Webinar Learn about the features of the Enhanced GUI and how they’re different from the Classic GUI.

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding the IBM i OS is, should I upgrade to 7.3 or 7.4? The answer is: it depends.  When it comes to deciding whether you should go to 7.3 or 7.4 you have to take dependencies, features and life expectancy into consideration. Identify which versions of IBM i your hardware can support Before you decide, you need to verify which IBM i versions your hardware can support. There are dependencies between the hardware you are running and what OS level it

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Many of you are familiar with the PASE runtime environment that IBM i has had for many years, if you have licensed program 5770-SS1 option #33 (Portable App Solutions Environment) installed then you have It running on your system.  The PASE environment is the secret sauce that enables AIX/Linux apps to run on your IBM i.  One very common misconception is that PASE on IBM i is an AIX/Linux “emulation” environment, but, it is not.  PASE supplies a collection of AIX shared libraries that run directly on the same IBM

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Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

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System Down with No Coverage It was 9 PM on a Sunday night about a year ago when I received a call on my cell phone from a local IBM i customer. For the purposes of this article, we’ll call him…Gary. I reached out to Gary a couple of times before to introduce myself but never had any return communication until then. Turns out, Gary had a down system. His staff did an IPL and the system just wouldn’t come back online. He did what we all would do and

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This newsletter includes: POWER9 POWERVM Incomplete State During I/O Concurrent Repair or Dynamic LPAR of IBM i owned hardware Should I Upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or 7.4? Open Source is Now Oh So YUMmy.. Costs of IBM i Storage Beyond the CEC: Expansion Drawers vs. V5030E SAN Everything Your IBM Business Partner Should Be Doing for You Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs End of Marketing and End of Support for IBM i 7.2 As time marches on, sometimes you look back and think

Posted on February 25, 2020

IBM i Storage by the Numbers: Internal vs External SSD I wrote an article on LinkedIn called “Shocking… IBM i Cost of Storage beyond the CEC: EXP-24S or V3700 SAN?” back in 2016 that sparked many conversations on what place external storage has in the IBM i hardware stack.  As a result of the popularity of my previous article, big innovation in the storage market, changes in storage costs, and a much more open IBM i infrastructure stack, it seemed like a really good time to go through the exercise

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Problem This is only occurring on Power9 servers, and you need to get the FSP firmware updated, as well as a patch for IBM i.  If you don’t have the patches, do not use concurrent maintenance, or dynamic LPAR on POWER9 servers under the following conditions: The resource is a physical PCIe adapter, an EMX0 cable, fanout module, chassis management card, or midplane. The resource physically owned by an IBM i partition The firmware fix is not applied. Without the fix applied, the server can go to an incomplete state

Posted on February 17, 2020

Join us for an updated version of What You Need to Know to Successfully Upgrade to IBM i 7.3 and 7.4. On-Demand Webinar

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