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IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (June 2021)

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...

POWER9 Install LAN Console Bug

Here is a quick heads up if you are planning to install a POWER9 system using LAN console. A major bug was found in Client...

PWRDWNSYS Taking Forever After a Full System Save?

Quite frequently we encounter customers who explain to us that when they execute a PWRDWNSYS (Power Down System) command immediately following a full system save...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (May 2021)

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...

What Do I Need To Do Full System FlashCopy Backups?

Full System FlashCopy (FSFC) Toolkit is a tool developed by IBM to allow you to capture full backups of your entire system with little to...

Why Sharing the /QDLS Directory in NetServer Should Be Avoided

Many IBM i installations use the NetServer facility of the operating system to present directories in their system’s IFS as standard SMB file shares on...

OpenJDK Disables Legacy TLS Versions

Beginning on April 20th, 2021, the OpenJDK releases of Java 8, Java, 11, and Java 16 are shipped with TLS v1.0 and TLS v1.1 disabled....

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 (April 2021)

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...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (March 2021)

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...

IBM i 7.1 on selected Power S922 and E980 servers

Prior to November 2020, IBM i 7.1 has not been available on servers with IBM POWER9 technology-based processors.  Now an IBM i 7.1 Activation is...

Java Precedence in IBM i

When considering which release of IBM i to upgrade to next, one of the important factors to consider is whether or not the available versions...

Tailoring the Operational Assistant Backup Exit

I was recently at a customer site in Texas installing a brand new POWER9 system, and along with their beautiful new P9 box, I also...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (February 2021)

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...

Controlling the Outbound IP Address Used with a Virtual IP Address

We recently installed a new POWER9 system at a customer site and migrated their old system to it, and the customer wanted to take advantage...