Category Archives: IBM i Tech Info

IT Jungle: Automatically Re-Enabling Disabled NetServer Profiles

0-IT Jungle LogoIT Jungle just posted my latest tip on automatically detecting and re-enabling disabled i5/OS NetServer user profiles on an IBM i partition. Continue reading

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When IBM i RGZPFM Doesn’t Want To Rebuild Access Paths

IT Jungle just posted my latest article on problems with running the Reorganize Physical File command (RGZPFM) over an active IBM i file. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Reorganizing IBM i Files To Improve Disk Performance, Parts 1 & 2

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IT Jungle finished posting my series on how to reorganize IBM I files to increase disk processing efficiency.

These present a reasonable template for detecting and reorganizing your most active IBM i files to improve disk processing efficiency. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The IBM i Journal Cache Sweeper Knob

IT Jungle just published my latest tip on how to insure “stale” IBM i cached journal entries are written to disk in a timely manner Continue reading

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IT Jungle: New Tricks for Old IBM i Backups

IT Jungle published my latest article on how to make changes to your IBM i backup routines to configure new partitions, handle new auditing requirements, or shrinking backup windows Continue reading

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IBM i System Monitoring: What Should I Monitor on My Partitions?

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IT Jungle just published my latest tip on IBM i system monitoring.

In that article, I go through all the general areas that should be monitored on an IBM i and provide some tips on what to look for in these areas.
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Non-Replicated Objects: Something to Consider in IBM i HA Environments

One of my clients has what I’d consider a mature IBM i High Availability environment using Mimix software on Capacity BackUp system (CBU). First implemented in 2006 and tested every year since then (with 1-2 extended switch-overs where the system … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Setting Up IBM i TCP/IP Host Routing

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IT Jungle just put up my new article on how to set up IBM i TCP/IP host routing.
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Getting IBM i FTP Sessions to Work After an i 6.1 or 7.1 Upgrade

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If you find that your FTP sessions are unable to transfer data after an i 6.1 or 7.1 OS upgrade, the problem may be in the way IBM changed FTP sessions for i 6.1 and above. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: How to automatically answer IBM i record locks

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From my latest IT Jungle tip:

My Power i system is driving me crazy with RPG1218 record lock messages. We receive RPG1218 messages several times a day. Is there any way to auto-answer these record locks? Continue reading

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What Happens to the Giving IBM i When You Terminate a Lease?

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In my February 12th IT Jungle article on returning your IBM i machines to the leasing company, I discussed why it’s important to inventory your Power i box (an IBM Power system machine running the IBM i operating system) before returning it to the vendor. This is because it’s common practice to perform in-lease upgrades to Power i machines, where equipment is removed and replaced to add new capabilities.
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The Complete Four Ways to Move an IBM i Partition: Parts 1, 2, and 3

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IT Jungle just posted the final chapter in my series on 4 Ways to Move an IBM i Partition between two machines Continue reading

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Working with IBM i System Job Tables Nearing Capacity (the CPI1468 Error)

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Here’s the fix for the IBM i CPI1468 error (IBM i system job tables nearing capacity) Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Four Ways to Move an IBM i Partition, Part 2

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IT Jungle just posted my latest tip focusing on moving an IBM i partition from one machine to another using vendor replication software, such as Vision Solutions’ Mimix. Continue reading

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