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Historically Correct But…Things PureSystems Have in Common with the old AS/400 Systems

Interesting blog post this morning from Waleed Youssef on IBM’s Expert Integrated Systems blog comparing IBM’s new PureSystems box with the historical AS/400 systems IBM produced in the late 1980s and in the 1990s. Besides the Rochester connection, there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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IBM Clamping Down on BYOD Security Risks

In what I’d expect to see across the industry, Managed Hosting News (Hostway) is reporting that IBM is imposing additional restrictions on the use of BYOD machines in their workplace. This harkens back to one of my previous posts about … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Three Ways to Fix NetServer Access Problems

IT Jungle just published my latest tech tip on solving NetServer access problem. You may have seen this issue where all of a sudden, a user loses their connection to an IBM i NetServer file share and cannot get it back. This tip … Continue reading

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One More Thing to Check on Your UPS Systems

If you’re using a UPS to power critical equipment or to transition power to a generator during a power outage, think about the life span of the capacitors used inside that system. Besides batteries, a large-scale UPS also uses capacitor … Continue reading

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IBM i Support Projected Past 2020

This came up in a Twitter feed the other day so I’d thought I’d reiterate it here. At the iBelieve event, IBM has been quoted as saying that it is projecting support for IBM i past the year 2020. Support … Continue reading

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Gartner: “BYOD is Driving IT Crazy”…Oh Yeah, Just Wait

CIO Magazine has an article this week about the security challenges being posed by companies embracing Bring Your Own Device policies (BYOD). Not to sound dense, but no one’s thought about this before??? The funny thing is I’m thinking they … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM i and AIX Shops Pay a Premium Over Power Linux Buyers

This is the stuff that makes me crazy. From Tim Prickett Morgan at IT Jungle. To put it bluntly, IBM’s pricing on the new PowerLinux 7R2 rack-based server, which is only certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE … Continue reading

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Looking for IBM i images for your next presentation?

From Jerome Hughes, if you want to find all kinds of images for IBM i for your next presenation, including the round blue “IBM i for business” logo and a whole treaure trove of other IBM i icons, do the … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM to Start Charging for Power Systems Shipping and Handling

IT Jungle and other publications are still sifting through some of the IBM i and and Power systems announcements made on April 24th. Tim Prickett Morgan discovered that starting July 10th, IBM will start adding shipping and handling charges to … Continue reading

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Joe’s “What’s New with IBM i: Future Directions” Slide Show

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I gave a presentation to the Omni User group on Future Directions for the IBM i. I had a blast and the presentation went over very well. Special thanks to Lorraine Morgan, Bill Parks, Jerome … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Preventing your IBM i system from restarting after a full systems backup

IT Jungle just posted my latest tip on stopping your system from running the system startup program after a full system backup. Here’s the reader question I’m answering today. Good article on the secrets of the IBM i IPL parameters. … Continue reading

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Joe Hertvik Speaking at Omni User Group on May 15th

I’ll be speaking at the Omni User Group in Oak Brook, IL tomorrow night (May 15, 2012) on the topic of What’s New with IBM i: Future Directions. If you’re interested, I’ll post directions for downloading the presentation after the … Continue reading

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Notes About Live Partition Mobility on IBM i from May COMMON conference

Here’s some information that I had picked up on Live Partition Mobility for IBM i during the COMMON conference in May 2012. IBM readers, please feel free to comment and suggest changes if I have anything wrong. Here’s what I … Continue reading

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IBM Previews Live Partition Mobility at COMMON

In an IBM COMMON session on Power VM, IBM gave a live demonstration of moving a running IBM i partition from one box to another using the new Live Partition Mobility and the HMC. Here’s how it went down. The … Continue reading

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Shocking But True: Prepping For And Responding To An Unheard Of THREE IBM i #FAIL Scenarios

At COMMON today, I told someone the gory story of how in the past six months, I’ve had three occasions where two of the six IBM i partitions I manage have needed emergency IPLs to restart their systems. My audience’s response … Continue reading

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