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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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Current List of IBM i Community Posts

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Here’s my current set of IBM i community posts containing vendors and content providers who service the platform.

If you know of anyone else who is posting IBM i vendor- and function-specific lists, please let me know at joe@joehertvik.com . Also let me know if you think there’s someone who should be included on any of these lists or you know a good market segment for a future list. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The Complete IBM i Incident Management Plan, Parts 1 and 2

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How to Create an Incident Management Plan for your IBM i configuration. This series covers the seven critical elements every IBM i incident management plan should include.
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IBM i for Power Systems, Power i, IBM i: What Do You Mean by That? A Primer (Rev 2.0)

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Since their introduction, there’s always been some confusion about what people mean when they say Power i and IBM i. The terms are not interchangeable.

Here’s my primer on when and how to use the terms Power i and IBM i.
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IBM i Incident Management Planning, Part 1

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From IT Jungle, the seven critical elements of an IBM i Incident Management Plan and how to implement them. 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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Comparing the PureSystems #10Kandcounting Standard Versus the Power i Standard and Vice Versa

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With IBM recently announcing that “IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems…have now shipped more than 10,000 units through the 4th Quarter of 2013”, is this a significant number compared against the number of existing accounts and installations for the IBM i family (Power 4 and above)? 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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IT Jungle: IBM i Q&A with Terri Virnig, IBM VP of Power Ecosystem & Strategy

I_information_blanc_rouge_Dan Burger from IT Jungle published a series of IBM i Q&A emails with Terri Virnig, IBM’s VP of Power Ecosystem Strategy about the status and future of IBM i on Power systems Continue reading

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Hertvik Business Services Now Offers Consulting on Power Systems (IBMi, aka AS/400) Purchasing

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailIf you’re buying a new IBM Power systems box IBM i processing (aka AS/400), Hertvik Business Services offers consulting on buying and leasing Power hardware Continue reading

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Recommended IT Jungle Reading: The Once and Future IBM i System

itj-logoIf you’re involved in the IBM i world, I recommend you read two recent articles by Timothy Prickett Morgan, where he covers the aging of IBM i servers and what IBM could do about it.
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IT Jungle: 2013 – An IBM i Year in Review

itj-logo Heading into 2014, it’s worth looking back at 2013 in the IBM i midrange marketplace. It was an eventful year. Continue reading

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IBM Updates External Storage Summary for IBM i on Power & PureFlex

IBM recently updated its IBM i on Power Systems External Storage Support matrix summary, during the 12-3-13 to 12-5-13 timeframe. Continue reading

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IBM i, iSeries, System i, AS/400: Why Don’t We Just Call it Bruce?

Why don’t we skip all the old and new names like IBM i, System I, iSeries, and AS/400 and just call it Bruce? Continue reading

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