Category Archives: IBM i Tools

Community Post: List of IBM i System Monitoring Products

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Here’s my current list of vendors who provide IBM i system monitoring products. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Restoring IBM i Passwords & Private Authorities When Using RSTUSRPRF

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Here’s how to restore IBM i passwords & private authorities when using RSTUSRPRF Continue reading

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What’s the Direct URL for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager?

digital certificate managerHere’s the direct url for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager. 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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IBM i System Monitoring: Everything You Need to Know

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Here’s an index of articles I’ve written over the past few years covering IBM i system monitoring. 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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Community Post: List of IBM i High Availability Vendors

This post is intended as an in-process centralized shared list of all the companies that offer Power system IBM i high availability solutions. Feel free to pull the information from this post into other posts to disseminate to the broader IBM i community. Continue reading

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IBM i QuickTip: Fixing the Excel Add-in for IBM i Access 6.1/7.1

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When upgrading to IBM i Access for Windows 6.1 or 7.1 (formerly System i for Windows, Client Access for Windows, etc), IBM changed the technology used for the Excel data transfer add-in. And that change could break your Excel-to-IBM i data transfers.
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On Automated IBM i Monitoring–One Client’s Experience

watching dogOne of the best things a client of mine has ever done is to put in automated monitoring for their IBM i systems.

This client used to run like a 1980s-1990s Data Center. They had after-hours and weekend night shift operators pretty much doing nothing but watching the system, looking for problems. When they saw IBM i messages that needed answering, the operators were responsible for dealing with the problem.

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Happy New Year: Time to Check Your IBM i Robot Date Objects?

January 2014 calendarIf you’re an IBM i shop running Help/Systems Robot/SCHEDULE software, January is a good time to check any Date Objects that SCHEDULE uses to process jobs. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Make Your IBM i High Availability Setups More Productive

Here are five things you can try to make your HA setup more productive without losing its ability to function as a backup machine Continue reading

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Running a Batch IBM i Full System Save–Is It Worth It?

Here’s a link to a nice IBM post about how to run a full system save in batch mode while the system is restricted. Batch saves in restricted state are made possible by a Batch Time Limit parameter (BCHTIMLMT) added … Continue reading

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IT Jungle Potpourri: Determining IBM i Library Backup Dates, Limiting FTP Access, and Autostarting TCP/IP Servers

Click here to read a fast-moving IT Jungle article I wrote that details how to do the following IBM i administrative tasks:     How to determine the last time your IBM i libraries were backed up and whether they … Continue reading

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