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Posted on November 24, 2020

iBasics: Basics of Printers, Remote Writers, and Out Queues Originally Recorded Wednesday, December 16th Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i sys admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more. [Watch Now]

Posted on November 19, 2020

This newsletter includes: Managing NetServer from a Command Line Interface How to Set Up Mirroring for Your Robot Products Understanding IBM External Storage Data Reduction Technology Backing Up Your IBM i During a Global Pandemic iTech iTip Videos Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech iBasics: IBM i Education for the Beginner System Administrator [Podcast Episode] Understanding NVMe Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (November 2020) With Thanksgiving fast approaching and then Christmas right around the corner, the year seems to have flown by. Where did

Posted on November 18, 2020

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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There are a few high valued benefits external storage can serve up to the IBM i infrastructure stack.  The one we are going to focus on today is something IBM calls “Data Reduction”.  Data reduction technology is known in the IBM Storage world as DRP or Data Reduction Pools and is the backbone for delivering three high-value tools for reducing your overall storage footprint on disk.  That means you have to buy less physical storage to support your workload, saving you some real cash money. Let’s look at the three

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We all know and heavily rely upon IBM i’s venerable NetServer facility to serve-up IFS folders as standard SMB (Server Message Block) shares on our corporate networks, and to also allow our IBM i systems to act as SMB clients and access network file shares on other servers in heterogeneous environments via the QNTC facility.  So, if I were to ask the question, how can you configure/administer NetServer on an IBM i system, how many of you would only answer with only “Navigator for i”?   The answer is, there

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You can use the following information to set up mirroring of your Robot products: If you are restoring any Robot product libraries, RBTSYSLIB must be the first library restored to the target system. Then, call RSL062 to create the required user profiles. When mirroring Robot products, the product cannot be active on the target system. You must change the system name in the product database files for the following products before you can run the products on the mirrored system. Use the Retrieve Network Attributes (RTVNETA) command to retrieve the

Posted on November 4, 2020

For IBM i shops, IBM’s POWER9 scale-out family consists of three main server models.  To say these servers can “scale-out” is a massive understatement. At the end of the day we could talk about the enterprise POWER9 family all day but the large majority of IBM i clients are rocking the POWER9 Scale-Out servers. So, I am going to focus my attention in this article on the beautiful, scalable, and rock-solid servers in the POWER9 Scale-out family. The first thing you need to know is what the model names themselves

Posted on November 3, 2020

iBasics: Basics of Libraries and the IFS Originally Wednesday, December 9th 11 AM EST Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i sys admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more. [ Watch Now]

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iBasics: Basics of IBM i Commands to Help Manage Your System Wednesday, December 2nd 11 AM EST Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i sys admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more. [ Watch Now]

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iBasics: Basics of IBM i System Admin Originally recorded on Wednesday, November 18th Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i sys admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more. [ Watch Now]

Posted on November 2, 2020

Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Security Testing Friday, January 15th 11 AM EST We’re continuing to provide bite sized technical sessions to help make your workday easier. Join Yvonne Enselman as she presents Security Testing. [ Register Now]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech Manage Change and Its Impact on Testing On-Demand We’re continuing to provide bite-sized technical sessions to help make your workday easier. Join Yvonne Enselman as she presents Manage Change and Its Impact on Testing. [ Register Now]

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Live Q&A: Looking towards 2021 Originally recorded Friday, January 8th 11 AM – 12 PM ET There’s a lot to look forward to for IBM i and IBM Power Systems in 2021. Join us for a Live Q&A to kick off the New Year. [ Watch Now]

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Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech What to Know When Switching from Physical Tape to VTL Originally recorded Friday, December 11th Watch On-Demand We’re continuing to provide bite sized technical sessions to help make your workday easier. Join Nathan Williams as he presents What to Know When Switching from Physical Tape to VTL [ Watch Now]

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