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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Hidden Gems in IBM’s QMGTOOLS Utility Library On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

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This newsletter includes: Hidden Gems in IBM’s QMGTOOLS Utility Library  SSH Public Key Setup Using ACS iTech iTip Videos How to Calculate and Estimate of the Amount of Data On a Tape Cartridge [ Webinar Series ] Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech [Podcast Episode] How to Promote IBM i to Your Business Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs ( June 2020) First, I hope you and your families are healthy, safe, and secure as the virus creates a new “normal” in our daily lives.

Posted on June 24, 2020

Run the DSPTAP *LABELS command to *PRINT. To determine how much save/restore data is on a cartridge, add all the file lengths and multiple by (block length less 4096). This gives you how many bytes are written to the tape.

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The world has a lot for us to disagree about, but if there’s one thing we can get the whole world to agree on, is that passwords are a major pain. Passwords are the necessary mechanism for securing many things, but where passwords are not required and still allow for secure authentication is where everyone would prefer to be. IBM i has had the option for public key authentication for SSH users for a long time now. It allows you to establish SSH connections without having to provide a password.

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The sweetest things in life are free, right? If you have ever had a complex support case with the IBM i support team in Rochester, they may have instructed you to install the “QMGTOOLS” system utility to gather and also possibly send critical problem-solving information to them to help resolve your system’s issue.  The “MG” in “QMGTOOLS” stands for “Must Gather” as the genesis of the tool was a requirement to package a bunch of commands that collect information that “must be gathered” to resolve certain kinds of support issues. 

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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.

Posted on June 23, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech PTFs: What You Need to Know On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

Posted on June 17, 2020

Webinar: Why iTech Solutions for Your IBM Power Systems On-Demand Presented by Pete Massiello [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Using Digital Certificates On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

Posted on June 16, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Analyzing Risk for Large Scale Projects Monday, June 29th, 2PM ET [ Register Now ]

Posted on June 11, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Benefits of Upgrading and Installing Domino 10 and 11 On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

Posted on June 2, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Using Visual Explain in ACS to Enhance the Performance of SQL Processing On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Using Access Client Solutions On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Using the MIMIX GUI On-Demand [ Watch Now ]

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