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System Environment Variables for Controlling QNTC Behavior

For many of you, most likely the majority of you, are using IBM i’s NetServer facility “server side” to present directories in your system’s Integrated...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (October 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...

Reviewing MIMIX IBM i Protection Reports

Reviewing your MIMIX protection reports is very important for your MIMIX HA solution. You may have all your data groups synced and your audit reports...

Accidental Deletes on External Storage: How Volume Protection can Prevent a Disaster

If you have an IBM SAN (Storwize or FlashSystem family) then you may be familiar with the process of deleting volumes within the storage management...

Important Notice Regarding the Latest POWER9 Model G Firmware

If your POWER9 is one of the new refreshed models (9009-41G, 9009-42G, or 9009-22G), then you may be familiar with the fact that your QPRCFEAT...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (September 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...

Automatic Ethernet Failover Using Virtual IP Addressing

Do you have a “backup” for your IBM i system’s Ethernet line in the event that it fails?  If you don’t, did you know that...

Is Your SAVCHGOBJ Really Saving All Changed Objects?

What you may not know about SAVCHGOBJ or BRMS equivalent (Incremental Save), may be detrimental to your backup strategy. By definition: The Save Changed Object...

Setting a Target System in Navigator for i

Navigator for i has many convenient ways to manage your IBM i system with a graphical interface. You may not realize that in new versions...

Legacy Client Access and Trouble with Secured Connections

IBM i Access for Windows/Mac/Linux (a.k.a. “old Client Access”) has been around for a long time. It’s familiar, stable, and probably already installed on most...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (August 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...

Upgrading to Domino 11 on IBM i

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...

The Real Effects of Malware on IBM i

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...

Working with the NETSTAT Command on IBM i

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...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (July 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...