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Posted on December 18, 2019

POWERup 2020 | Atlanta April 19th – 23rd In the company of peers and over 100 industry experts, you’ll enjoy the best in Power Systems and IBM i education over the course of 4 days.

Posted on December 3, 2019
Posted on November 20, 2019

Most IBM i customers have an ERP package on their IBM Power server that runs their business.  Typically, a small or mid-sized company can comfortably operate with one Power9 core activation, that provides a CPW of 13,125.  The IBM Power9 model S914 has two processor options, a 4-core, and a 6-core.  Which one do you get if you only need 1 core activation?  The 4-core server is physically the same as the 6-core server, except for the processor and the other differences shown in the table below. Feature 4-core 6-core

Posted on October 21, 2019

IBM i 7.3 TR7 and 7.4 TR1 were announced during IBM Tech U and will be generally available on November 16, 2019.  This refresh includes many enhancements to improve further the reliability, availability, and security of your IBM i environment. Some of the major enhancements are focused on DB2 Mirror for IBM i, enhancements to help developers modernize, increased security, and support for new hardware. I’m going to highlight some of the features that improve the security and administration of your system.  There are also many enhancements for RDi that

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We have some great news! As of just recently, iTech Solutions has become an HCL Business Partner. What does that mean for you? For starters, iTech can now review your existing IBM maintenance agreements for the following products: Notes Domino Connections Sametime And more! Why should we review your maintenance agreements before renewal? Most importantly, you need to ensure that you’re compliant. Let’s say your business has grown over the last few years and you’re 40% under the licenses you should have. Or perhaps your business has reduced in size

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When installing software on a new machine, or even slipping the License Internal Code, you can now do this via the USB.  I will show you how to download IBM I 7.4 LIC, but you can do this for 7.2, 7.3, or 7.4. My screenshots show 7.4, and the only difference would be the USB I_BASE_01 code for each release.  For POWER7, POWER7+, POWER8, and POWER9 systems tag the USB adapter as the alternate restart adapter using an HMC.  For POWER9 systems not managed by an HMC the USB system

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How to Remove a File Share You can stop sharing an existing file share by using IBM Navigator for i or System i Navigator. To remove a file share, follow these steps:  In IBM Navigator for i In IBM Navigator for i, under the IBM i Management node, expand File Systems > Integrated File System. Navigate through the file system folders until you locate the folder that contains the file for which you want to remove a share. Click on this folder to display its contents in the console workspace. Right-click the shared directory that

Posted on September 25, 2019

One of the topics that seem to pop up in my email on a regular basis is SMB. If you have users that access the IFS through Windows file shares or mapped drives, then you’re probably already somewhat familiar with NetServer. NetServer is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol used primarily by Windows clients for file and print sharing. It is to IBM i what Samba is to Unix and similar platforms. Over the years, several different versions of the SMB protocol have been released to address

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