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IT Jungle: IBM i Tech Refresh Sports Live Partition Mobility

Tim Prickett Morgan of IT Jungle has a pretty complete rundown of IBM’s IBM i Tech Refresh for i 7.1 that IBM announced last week. Here’s the opening paragraph from Tim’s article and it just gets more detailed from here. … Continue reading

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IBM Announces Withdrawal of Systems Director Management Console in Favor of HMC

Regarding my post the other day about IBM putting out instructions for replacing the Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) with the Hardware Management Console (HMC) for managing Power system servers, IBM pointed me to their software announcement on April 24th … Continue reading

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Is There a Problem Here? IBM Redpaper: How to Migrate from the SDMC to the HMC

Update 4-28-12: IBM has withdrawn the SDMC from marketing as of April 24, 2012 in favor of enhancing the HMC. Details can be found here.   Last year, IBM was encouraging people to move to the new Systems Directory Management … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Getting PC5250 F-Keys to Work Correctly on HP Laptops

IT Jungle just posted my latest article about what to do if you can’t get your F-keys (F1-F24) to work in PC5250 on late-model HP Envy and Pavilion laptops. I ran into this issue on a Pavilion laptop I purchased on Black Friday … Continue reading

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Dawn May iCan Column Give Details on Live Partition Mobility for i 7.1 TR4

In today’s iCan Technical Tips for i column, Senior IBM Technical Staff Member Dawn May provides the technical details for i 7.1’s new Live Partition Mobility feature announced today with Technology Refresh 4 (TR4). Dawn covers a lot of ground … Continue reading

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IBM i i 7.1 TR4 Announcements: Live Partition Mobility, DB2 for i, New Rational Products

Lots of IBM i announcments today. IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will has the rundown on his You and i column. The announcements cover a number of things to be included in Technology Refresh 4 for i 7.1, including: Live … Continue reading

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Call for Guest Bloggers for

Like to post your thoughts here on about the IBM i system, PureSystems, creating marketing materials on technical subjects, tech writing, or LinkedIn or Twitter tips for industry managers, vendors, or writers? For a limited time, I’m experimenting with opening … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM Rochester is Manufacturing “Starting Point” for PureSystems

So where will the new IBM PureSystems be manufactured? According to a story in today’s IT Jungle, an IBM spokesman was quoted as saying the following to Tim Prickett Morgan. “IBM Rochester is the manufacturing starting point for PureSystems. Some of … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Is Getting Off Oracle JDE/Maintenance an Option?

Dan Burger at IT Jungle has an interesting piece about the burgeoning third-party Oracle JDE maintenance marketplace, and why companies are providing alternatives to and people are getting off of Oracle maintenance. To me, the relevant part of the article … Continue reading

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IBM Systems Magazine: IBM “Improves” Handling of the Inactivity Timeout in i 7.1–What About “QPADEV”?

In her i Can Technical Tip for i column, senior technical staff member at IBM Rochester Dawn May is reporting that with PTF SI46398, IBM is addressing the following two long-standing problems (bugs?) with handling Inactivity timeouts in the IBM i 7.1 … Continue reading

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Links to IBM Video from the 4-11 PureSystems Announcement

I got an email from IBM today containing links to the broadcast video from the April 11 PureSystems announcement event. In it, they pointed me to videos for the following announcement events that occurred on Tuesday, April 11th: The video … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: An i 6.1 Upgrade Checklist

IT Jungle just published my latest Admin Alert column where I detailed what should go into an i 6.1 upgrade checklist. Since I wrote that column, we successfully performed an i5/OS V5R4 to i 6.1 upgrade using that checklist as our … Continue reading

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Collected Live Blog Posts on Joe’s Recent i 6.1 Upgrade–For IT Jungle Readers and Other Interested Parties

On April 14, 2012, my partner Scott and myself performed an i 6.1 upgrade on a development machine in our network. As promised in tomorrow’s Admin Alert column on an i 6.1 upgrade checklist, I live-blogged the entire upgrade for … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: A Closer Look at Flex System Hardware

From Tim Prickett Morgan at IT Jungle. It is time to take a good hard look at the new iron. We’ll start with the Flex System chassis at the heart of the PureFlex and PureApplication machines and the three server … Continue reading

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Live Blog: i V5R to i 6.1 Upgrade: 3rd Party Tweaks and Backup-The Final Steps (Part 7)

This is part seven 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. We’re currently waiting for the two object conversion jobs to finish running. … Continue reading

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