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Posted on November 18, 2020

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

Posted on October 28, 2020

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

Posted on September 27, 2020

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

Posted on August 27, 2020

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

Posted on August 26, 2020

I’ve been doing quite a bit of Domino upgrades to 10.0.1 and 11.0.1 recently. What HCL has done in terms of product updates have been outstanding. Their documentation however leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t seem to find any decent documentation for upgrading Domino to 11.0.1. So, I’ve built my own installation instructions for you. First, you’ll have to set your environment variable of DOMINO_INSTALL_TYPE. Most shops I’ve been upgrading are enterprise servers, which is a 2. Use the following command: ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(DOMINO_INSTALL_TYPE) VALUE(2)

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Deck: Users with *ALLOBJ special authority is a no good, terrible, very bad idea. One cool thing about working for iTech Solutions is the boss doesn’t nickel and dime our team’s education, resources, and technology. We need to practice on new hardware, so we got a POWER9. We need practice with external storage, so we got a V5030. We need to practice on virtual tape libraries, so we got one from Cybernetics. I have a presentation in the Fall called IBM i Security: Perception vs Reality. I needed to test

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Do you want to know, in real-time, who/what is connecting to the TCP/IP environment on your IBM i?  Need to know how much data is going outbound and coming inbound for any specific TCP/IP connection, and have immediate access to a bunch of other cool IP environment metrics and capabilities and control?  Well, the tool to do so is right at the tip of your fingers, and knowing how to use it is absolutely essential to the effective management of your IBM i’s network connectivity. The NETSTAT command on your

Posted on August 5, 2020

I remember when I first got was introduced to IBM’s FlashCopy backup technology roughly 8 years ago.  An IBM i engineer who started to embrace external storage for small to mid-sized IBM i shops said to me one day, “If we went with SAN storage, we could flash out a full backup of their whole LPAR in less than 15 seconds”.  To which I responded, “Say what?! That doesn’t sound possible! It sounds like some Houdini magic or something”. Being the guy that needs to know how everything works, I

Posted on July 30, 2020

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

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I had an interesting but not surprising conversation with a customer last week to talk about IBM i security. They said: “IBM i is just bulletproof. We don’t have to worry about security. That’s the value of IBM i.” It’s something heard all too often. And that’s my cue to tell someone just how ugly their baby is. I’m not going to sugar coat it because the stakes are far too high. Once again, IBM i is highly securable. Perhaps more than any other operating system ever created. It is

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When managing your IBM i environment, is time on your side? Do you still manually maintain the system clock on your IBM i system and occasionally adjust it to exactly the right time and/or still manually correct it in the Spring/Fall when we roll the clocks forward/backward?  Well, read on, and we’ll tell you how to configure the system to automatically do that for you so you can put your system’s clock management on full autopilot. Your IBM i operating system includes built-in support for the industry-standard NTP (Network Time

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