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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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We all know IBM i on POWER is an extremely reliable platform, often running for years with no outside intervention or upkeep. That said, there’s no accounting for hardware failures, undocumented “features,” or sunspots. One of the things that keeps

Posted on January 23, 2019

Many times libraries have been created and later realized it has the wrong owner, or you decide to use a new authority scheme in your company and want to change the owner and authority.  It takes a long time to

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In an IBM i environment, you can view the port numbers currently in use on your system with one of these methods.  In these examples, looking for use of local ports 8000 and 8001: Select from the iSeries Navigator, select >

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Sure you can use ANZDFTPWD (Analyze Default Passwords) to get a list of IBM i users with default passwords. You can also use some simple SQL in conjunction with the USER_INFO IBM i service in QSYS2 to do the same