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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 July 30, 2019

Found and interesting option the other day I wanted to share, it is not new but something I think most people don’t know.  IBM created a program that you can run to display the status of all your cache batteries.  This is great because you don’t need to sign on to SST and take several options to get to the individual batteries to check the cache battery days remaining.  Just execute this program in QSYS – (CALL QSYS/QSMBTTCC). It should run on any system 5.4 or over, you may have

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On July 2, 2019, IBM announced that 15K RPM hard disk drives would no longer be available for new orders of its Storwize V5000 and V7000 storage systems, US announcement letter 119-048.  Why did IBM make this announcement and what does it mean for IBM i customers? Disk drives for IBM i are currently available in 3 formats:  Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s) are mechanical spinning magnetic platters that are available in 3 speeds – 7,200 RPM, 10K RPM, and 15K RPM. 15K RPM drives are traditionally used with IBM i

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