Day: August 26, 2020

Upgrading to Domino 11 on IBM i

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)…

The Real Effects of Malware on IBM i

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 some system security scenarios with malware built by yours truly so my colleague Nathan Williams propped us up an IBM i 7.4 partition. We called it WLECYOTE…because we wanted to drop an anvil on its head.…

Working with the NETSTAT Command on IBM i

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 IBM i is the de facto go-to resource that you need to get a 360-degree view of what’s going on with all the TCP/IP activity on your system, yet many clients that I work with have never even heard of it, and if they have heard of it they don’t really know what it does and the critical management capabilities that it offers.…