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Posted on August 27, 2020

This newsletter includes: The Real Effects of Malware on IBM i Working with the NETSTAT Command on IBM i IBM FlashCopy Backups: Is it Amazing Technology or Houdini Magic? Upgrading to Domino 11 on IBM i  iTech iTip Videos [ Webinar Series ] Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech [Podcast Episode] The Risks of Not Upgrading Your Hardware Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs ( August 2020) Our hearts and prayers go out to those in the destructive path of Hurricane Laura, and we hope

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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 August 26, 2020

I’ve been doing quite a bit of Domino upgrades to 10.0.1 and 11.0.1 recently. What HCL has done in terms of product updates have been outstanding. Their documentation however leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t seem to find any decent documentation for upgrading Domino to 11.0.1. So, I’ve built my own installation instructions for you. First, you’ll have to set your environment variable of DOMINO_INSTALL_TYPE. Most shops I’ve been upgrading are enterprise servers, which is a 2. Use the following command: ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(DOMINO_INSTALL_TYPE) VALUE(2)

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Deck: Users with *ALLOBJ special authority is a no good, terrible, very bad idea. One cool thing about working for iTech Solutions is the boss doesn’t nickel and dime our team’s education, resources, and technology. We need to practice on new hardware, so we got a POWER9. We need practice with external storage, so we got a V5030. We need to practice on virtual tape libraries, so we got one from Cybernetics. I have a presentation in the Fall called IBM i Security: Perception vs Reality. I needed to test

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Do you want to know, in real-time, who/what is connecting to the TCP/IP environment on your IBM i?  Need to know how much data is going outbound and coming inbound for any specific TCP/IP connection, and have immediate access to a bunch of other cool IP environment metrics and capabilities and control?  Well, the tool to do so is right at the tip of your fingers, and knowing how to use it is absolutely essential to the effective management of your IBM i’s network connectivity. The NETSTAT command on your

Posted on August 25, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Differences in Password Levels Originally Recorded on Friday, September 25th, 11:00 AM ET [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Protection and Redundancy (Disk, Ethernet, UPS, Backups, and Replication) Tuesday, September 22nd, 3:00 PM ET [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Reasons You Might Need a Managed Services Provider Originally recorded on Friday, September 18th, 11 AM ET [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Library Lists – Determining Your Namespace Originally recorded Friday, September 11th, 11 AM ET [ Watch Now ]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Preventing Profiles with Default Passwords at a System Level Originally Recorded Tuesday, September 1st , 3PM ET [ Watch Now ]

Posted on August 6, 2020

Webinar: Can Your IBM i Recover from a Disaster? On-Demand Webinar [ Watch Now ]

Posted on August 5, 2020

I remember when I first got was introduced to IBM’s FlashCopy backup technology roughly 8 years ago.  An IBM i engineer who started to embrace external storage for small to mid-sized IBM i shops said to me one day, “If we went with SAN storage, we could flash out a full backup of their whole LPAR in less than 15 seconds”.  To which I responded, “Say what?! That doesn’t sound possible! It sounds like some Houdini magic or something”. Being the guy that needs to know how everything works, I

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