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Posted on February 26, 2019

I have performed many swaps or switches for replication software for the IBM i and a question I hear often is “What is the difference between a swap/switches and a Virtual one?”  The feature of the virtual role switch/swap is

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Manually Moving the PCI Fiber Channel Adapter/IOA from Partition B to Partition A Note:  Not shown in this process/steps,  you will need to check and vary off, if needed, the resource using the physical adapter on Partition B, (i.e., tape

Posted on February 25, 2019

People are always asking me how often they should be performing PTF maintenance, and when is the right time to upgrade their operating system. I updated this article from last month with the current levels of PTFs. Let’s look at

Posted on February 20, 2019

A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. Greetings iTech Fan! As time marches on, sometimes you look back and think “Wow, that didn’t seem that long ago”. Well, that is my thought about Power6 and Power7 servers which are

Posted on January 30, 2019

A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. Greetings iTech Fan 2018 went by very quickly, but what will 2019 bring for IBM i? I think that 2019 is going to be one of the best years ever for the

Posted on January 23, 2019

People are always asking me how often they should be performing PTF maintenance, and when is the right time to upgrade their operating system. I updated this article from last month with the current levels of PTFs. Let’s look at

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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

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When using Service Tools, the Select Time Frame screen of the Service Action Log (SAL) option of the Hardware Service Manager (HSM) service tool incorrectly does not allow “From” or “To” dates with the year 2019 or 2020. The SAL

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