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Category Archives: IBM i Tools
Community Post: List of IBM i System Monitoring Products
Here’s my current list of vendors who provide IBM i system monitoring products. Continue reading
What’s the Direct URL for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager?
Here’s the direct url for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager. Continue reading
IBM i System Monitoring: What Should I Monitor on My Partitions?
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
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
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
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
Posted in FTP, IBM i Tech Info, IBM i Tools Tagged FTP Extended Passive Mode, IBM i FTP 4 Comments
IT Jungle: How to automatically answer IBM i record locks
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
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
One 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?
If 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
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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