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

Is Your System Using Outdated and Insecure SSL/TLS Security Protocol Versions?

Safely sending data over the Internet is critical in this brave new world of widespread cybersecurity vulnerabilities.  When it comes to securely passing data from...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (November 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 (October 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 (September2021)

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...

How to Make Your E-mail Server Like You!

As a system administrator, getting email notifications when critical thresholds are hit can help you save your system and be the hero for the day....

Types of Mimix Switches and Best Practices

Currently there are three types of switches for Mimix. Planned Switch, Unplanned Switch, and Virtual Switch. Virtual switch This is a great way to test...

Need Another Tape Drive? Go Virtual!

The save/restore functionality that comes fully integrated with the IBM i operating system out-of-the-box is legendary, with a wide spectrum of functionality and device support...

Need a New HMC? Here’s Why a “Virtual” HMC May Be a Very Good Choice

Many (the majority) of our customers have an HMC (Hardware Management Console) appliance to manage their IBM Power systems, whether it be to manage multiple...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (August2021)

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 (July 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...

Anonymizing the IBM i FTP Banner

Part of securing any system is not waving a big red flag showing the architecture of the server you’re trying to protect. There are quite...

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...