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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: Applying License Keys and Converting Objects (Part 6)

This is part six of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. PTFs have been applied on our target system. We again verified this through … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: The Philosophy of Waiting Time (Part 5)

This is part five of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Currently waiting for PTFs to apply. For all my off-hours work, I usually … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R4 to i 6.1 Upgrade: Upgrade Verification and PTF Load (Part 4)

This is part four of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Back from lunch. Used GO LICPGM, Option 50 (Display Install History) to view … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Upgrading i V5R4 to i 6.1: Break Before Upgrade Verification (Part 3)

This is part three of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. After two hours, the system upgrade piece seems to be almost finished … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Upgrading i V5R4 to i 6.1: Starting the Upgrade (Part 2)

This is part two of my live blog on updating an i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by clicking here. Kicking off the upgrade is relatively easy. If you follow IBM’s … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Updating i V5R4 to i 6.1: Backup Issues (Part 1)

Today, my compadre Master Technician Scott and myself are updating a development i5/OS V5R4 machine to i 6.1. I am putting out occassional blog posts all day documenting our progress. You can view all the posts for this upgrade by … Continue reading

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Slow News Day: IBM Wants Your Help To Decide About ‘Decide’ (Survey on New Technology Names)

Found on an IBM WebSphere Web site. You, yes YOU!!! can help name IBM’s new technology, via a very brief survey (see below). Took the survey and voted on these names and terms for the new technology. Believe it or not, these … Continue reading

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Some Sizzle But Not Enough Steak: IT Jungle article on PureSystems Reminds Me How Much More We Need to Learn About the Systems

In a fairly detailed article (though he is promising more feeds and speeds information later), Tim Prickett Morgan breaks down the new PureFlex raw infrastructure boxes and the PureApplication application server boxes that IBM announced today. Although Tim bills this … Continue reading

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Steve Will: You and I Post on IBM PureSystems and IBM i

IBM Systems Magazine just posted a column by Chief Architect for IBM i Steve Will on the new IBM PureSystems and IBM i. So the pre-announcement material has definitely been released. Click here to read Steve’s column called IBM PureSystems … Continue reading

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New Hashtags for PureSystems’ Tweets

Update: Steve Will just added #expertintsystems (8:30 AM CST). So far, I count two hashtags for PureSystems Tweets: #PureSystems and #IBMPureSystems. The #IBMPureSystems hashtag was sent to me by an IBM affiliate so that may be the one IBM is … Continue reading

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Preview: IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Systems–Support IBM i, AIX, and other OS

It looks like IBM will be announcing new Power 7 based nodes under the PureSystems line today. And at least some of the Power 7 nodes in PureSystems will be labeled the Flex System. The systems I found this morning … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: What Happened to My QFileSvr.400 Connection?

IT Jungle just posted a new tip I wrote that answers this question about disappearing QFileSvr.400 connections. I set up a QFileSvr.400 connection for accessing AS/400 Integrated File Systems (AS/400 IFS) objects on another IBM i machine. I use it … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s the IBM i? NY Times Explains IBM’s April 11th Announcement

Update (4/11/12): Just got comfirmation from IBM that the Power 7 nodes of IBM PureSystems support IBM i 6.1 and 7.1. So we can stand down on that one. In one of many articles breaking news on IBM’s announcement tomorrow, … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Timothy Prickett Morgan Muses on What Might be in NGP

In this week’s IT Jungle, Tim Prickett Morgan muses on what might be in IBM’s Next Generation Platform system (NGP), which could be in this week’s April 11th announcement. Per Tim: Just for fun, I want to riff on what … Continue reading

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InfoTech Report Disputes the Myth of the “Dying IBM i Platform”

Editor’s note (4-6-12): Post modified to remove reference to InfoTech report being released in October 2011. Could not confirm publication date, but it appears to be sometime in 2011. If you’re interested in the current state and future potential of … Continue reading

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