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Posted on March 24, 2020

This newsletter includes: Tracking the Source of a Bad Password How to Set Up Your Home Printer as an IBM i Printer with ACS Pete’s Perspective: Open Source The Effects of COVID-19 on the IBM i Ecosystem ProtecTIER Backup Migration Made Easy Virtual Days of IBM i Education [Podcast Episode] My Company is Moving Off IBM i — Now What? Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs A month ago, we were talking about the end of support for IBM i 7.2, and now today the

Posted on February 26, 2020

This newsletter includes: POWER9 POWERVM Incomplete State During I/O Concurrent Repair or Dynamic LPAR of IBM i owned hardware Should I Upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or 7.4? Open Source is Now Oh So YUMmy.. Costs of IBM i Storage Beyond the CEC: Expansion Drawers vs. V5030E SAN Everything Your IBM Business Partner Should Be Doing for You Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs End of Marketing and End of Support for IBM i 7.2 As time marches on, sometimes you look back and think

Posted on January 21, 2020

This newsletter includes: Running Non-Restricted and Restricted State Functions in BRMS How often should I IPL my IBM i? ODBC Access with Client Solutions Determining When a SAVSYS and Other IBM i Save Commands Were Performed on a System Video: Display the Firmware on your Power System FSP Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs 2019 went by as fast as a blink of the eye (no pun intended), but what will 2020 bring for IBM i? First, 2019 was a good year for IBM i. 

Posted on August 26, 2019

This newsletter includes: Introducing VERIFi by iTech Solutions  Updating the HMC Hey, We Just Moved a Bunch of Domino Servers from Windows to IBM i BRMS SAVSYS Bypassed for a Control Group Release Levels and PTFs Summer seems to have gone so fast as Labor Day weekend approaches.  Where did it go?  How come winter doesn’t seem to go as fast as summer?  I hope you were able to take some vacation, recharge your batteries, relax with family and friends, or visit some great locations. My summer was busy but

Posted on July 30, 2019

This newsletter includes: Don’t Neglect Your HMC As the Disk Spins: IBM Disk Drive Announcement for Storwize V5000 and V7000 Storage Systems Can Your Backup Survive a Hurricane? Check Your Cache Batteries Release Levels and PTFs I am writing this as I sit in my hotel room in northern California, my 2nd of 3 trips to California over the course of 4 weeks. The team and I have been flying around the country installing new POWER9 systems. Alaska, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine,

Posted on June 27, 2019

This newsletter includes: Does your system send faxes or not? DISKTASKS for IAS POWER9 Playground: Test out IBM i 7.4 on a POWER9 Release Levels and PTFs 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

Posted on May 30, 2019

This newsletter includes: An Explanation of IBM i 7.4 DB2 Mirror for i IBM i 7.4 Tip #2: Secure sockets layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) changes How is your HMC Setup? Blog: How to tell if your Disaster Recovery System is a Boat Anchor HMC Phone Home Release Levels and PTFs Hectic. That is what the month of May has certainly been.  Well, perhaps hectic isn’t even close, it was “uber-hectic”. It seems like I was traveling more this month than I was home between conferences and customer

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