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IT Jungle: IBM i Tech Refresh Sports Live Partition Mobility

Tim Prickett Morgan of IT Jungle has a pretty complete rundown of IBM’s IBM i Tech Refresh for i 7.1 that IBM announced last week. Here’s the opening paragraph from Tim’s article and it just gets more detailed from here. … Continue reading

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IBM Announces Withdrawal of Systems Director Management Console in Favor of HMC

Regarding my post the other day about IBM putting out instructions for replacing the Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) with the Hardware Management Console (HMC) for managing Power system servers, IBM pointed me to their software announcement on April 24th … Continue reading

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Is There a Problem Here? IBM Redpaper: How to Migrate from the SDMC to the HMC

Update 4-28-12: IBM has withdrawn the SDMC from marketing as of April 24, 2012 in favor of enhancing the HMC. Details can be found here.   Last year, IBM was encouraging people to move to the new Systems Directory Management … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Getting PC5250 F-Keys to Work Correctly on HP Laptops

IT Jungle just posted my latest article about what to do if you can’t get your F-keys (F1-F24) to work in PC5250 on late-model HP Envy and Pavilion laptops. I ran into this issue on a Pavilion laptop I purchased on Black Friday … Continue reading

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Dawn May iCan Column Give Details on Live Partition Mobility for i 7.1 TR4

In today’s iCan Technical Tips for i column, Senior IBM Technical Staff Member Dawn May provides the technical details for i 7.1′s new Live Partition Mobility feature announced today with Technology Refresh 4 (TR4). Dawn covers a lot of ground … Continue reading

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IBM i i 7.1 TR4 Announcements: Live Partition Mobility, DB2 for i, New Rational Products

Lots of IBM i announcments today. IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will has the rundown on his You and i column. The announcements cover a number of things to be included in Technology Refresh 4 for i 7.1, including: Live … Continue reading

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Call for Guest Bloggers for

Like to post your thoughts here on about the IBM i system, PureSystems, creating marketing materials on technical subjects, tech writing, or LinkedIn or Twitter tips for industry managers, vendors, or writers? For a limited time, I’m experimenting with opening … Continue reading

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