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Posted on July 31, 2019

We get asked this question all the time: “how can I protect IBM i against ransomware?” Ransomware is a hot button topic. It should be. The average ransom that companies paid in Q1 2019 rose to $12,762 from $6,733 the

Posted on July 30, 2019

The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a strange beast. Anyone with a partitioned system needs one, and it can be an indispensable tool for anyone whose desk isn’t within 100 yards of the machine room…but it isn’t part of the

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Found and interesting option the other day I wanted to share, it is not new but something I think most people don’t know.  IBM created a program that you can run to display the status of all your cache batteries. 

Posted on June 27, 2019

If you have an IASP’s and want/need to use the Collect Disk Space Information option on the DISKTASKS menu, it does not have an option to collect data for an Independent Auxiliary Storage Pool (IASP).  You actually have two methods

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We run into a lot of older iron and because of that we find fax cards and Facsimile Support installed every now and again. The question that stumps almost everyone is “do you still use fax?” That question usually results

Posted on May 30, 2019

At each release, IBM tightens up the security of the system, which is a good thing for many shops.  There are two system values, which while you might have set to *OPSYS, the underlying security will change when you upgrade

Posted on May 29, 2019

Last month, I talked about how you can make sure your system has the ability to report problems back to IBM in the event of a failure. That functionality can be invaluable for keeping your system running, but what happens

Posted on May 28, 2019

We recently had a customer with a power outage and the HMC and AS400 went down hard.  When the power was restored the AS400 was ready to come up, but the HMC had a hard drive crash. If your HMC

Posted on April 29, 2019

Someone asked me what my favorite item was on IBM i 7.4, and I thought, “Well, that is a tough one”.  I thought instead of picking one, I would start a series over the next few months covering my favorite

Posted on March 27, 2019

Do you have those days when you just can’t remember the correct syntax for the command you need to use? Most IBM i commands are based on display (DSP) to just display a certain object, like Device Description, File, Data

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