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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

System Down with No Coverage It was 9 PM on a Sunday night about a year ago when I received a call on my cell phone from a local IBM i customer. For the purposes of this article, we’ll call him…Gary. I reached out to Gary a couple of times before to introduce myself but never had any return communication until then. Turns out, Gary had a down system. His staff did an IPL and the system just wouldn’t come back online. He did what we all would do and

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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 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?

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