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Posted on October 25, 2018

There are two ways of using this UAK management feature: Manual: A system administrator can manually kick off the process of checking UAK’s expiration date, downloading UAK, and applying UAK. This is accomplished by running the WRKSRVAGT TYPE(*UAK) command. This

Posted on October 24, 2018

Last week I had a customer with a downed POWER5 system due to hardware failure. The situation: The system bezel said that it couldn’t find the disk drives which could’ve been a number of failing parts. This system had a

Posted on October 19, 2018

There is an audit log to monitor service function use by service tools users.  You can monitor the use of service functions through the dedicated service tools (DST) security log or through the IBM i security audit log. These logs

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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 October 5, 2018

A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. Greetings Mike As Halloween is approaching us, and we are thinking of scary things, trick or treats, and grave yards, I thought that would be the perfect way to start my article.

Posted on September 27, 2018

A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. I told someone the other day that it was “raining POWER9s”. They said, “What do you mean by that?”. It seems like we are installing a few new POWER9 systems a week

Posted on September 25, 2018

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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Managing a large and complex server like the IBM i, can be daunting. Add to this the fact that you may have Scaling Up/Down/In/Out, need to control High Availability and Monitoring, Patching, Manage Backups and Restores, you have to ensure

Posted on September 10, 2018

This is a special edition of our newsletter due to Hurricane Florence, and our regular monthly newsletter will be delivered in 2 weeks. If you haven’t subscribed, join 15,000 other IBM i professionals by subscribing here. On Thursday of this

Posted on August 29, 2018

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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