A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello.
Well, June has been another action-packed month. Where did it go? It seemed like it flew by, but we have been so busy on so many fronts, I can see why. Certainly, June 21st was a big day in the IBM i world. First, it was the day that IBM i 7.4 became available to the general public. Then, of course, we all know that June 21 was the 31st birthday of the AS/400. IBM i 7.4 has been full of new features and functions and having played with it now for over 3 months, I can tell you it has also been rock solid.
So, there was quite a lot of interest in the new release. During the beta testing, we did 28 different upgrades to 7.4, testing out many different scenarios. I can’t wait to start helping customers upgrade to 7.4.
Then we did our iTech Day of IBM i Virtual Education on Wednesday, June 26, with 6 sessions:
IBM i and Our False Sense of Security
Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rockstar System Admin
Live IBM i Q&A
Anatomy of a Bad Password
Moving from Classic HMC GUI to Enhanced GUI
IBM i in a Modern Compute Environment
This was a great success, with a full virtual room all day. We got some great feedback from the attendees, and these sessions can be viewed now as part of our library of videos. Great job by everyone here at iTech for making this happen.
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 to use.
One method to collect data for an IASP, is by using the RTVDSKINFcommand and specify the IASP device name on the ASPDEV parameter, this can either be submitted to batch or scheduled to run using either the IBM i job scheduler (WRKJOBSCDE), or the Advanced Job Scheduler (GO JS). Where xxxxxx is the name of the IASP:
A second method, is where you can get the Collect Disk Space Information option (1) on the DISKTASKS menu (below)
IBM i & Baseball – Join us this summer!
Let iTech Solutions take you out to the ballpark in a private suite to enjoy a minor league game while being able to socialize and network with IBM i experts and your peers. Food and drinks (yes, beer!) will be provided.
Before the game, we’ll present details on the POWER9 server and the release of IBM i 7.4, and what they offer to IBM i shops.
Pawtucket Pawsox – July 16th
West Michigan Whitecaps – August 7th
Manchester Fishercats – August 22nd
Somerset Patriots – August 27th
[NEW] POWER9 Playground
Ever wonder what a POWER9 running IBM i 7.4 is like?
Now you don’t have to.
We’re opening our POWER9 running IBM i 7.4 as a virtual playground for you to learn, test, and explore.
Get your hands dirty and test out IBM i 7.4 features such as:
Db2 for i
IBM i Services
Open Source utilities
iPOWER Hour – An IBM i and Power Systems Podcast
Now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play Music
Episode 1 A recap of COMMON Conference, POWERUp 2019
Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk to iTech’s Richie Palma and Rick Marcotte about COMMON User Group Spring conference, POWERUp 2019.
Set up a LIC macro for summarizing encrypted information
If you’re currently using any type of network encryption and want to understand the protocols in use, you can easily do this with a LIC macro. This is quite handy especially if you’re looking at turning off a less secure protocol like TLS 1.0….[Read More]