Category Archives: IBM i Tools

IBM i QuickTip: When You Can’t FTP from a Windows Desktop to an IBM i

Here’s a common fix for when you can’t perform a Windows FTP transfer with your IBM i partition. It’s common for a Windows-to-IBM i FTP transfer to get blocked when the Windows desktop firewall blocks port 20 traffic to the Windows … Continue reading

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IBM i QuickTip: IBM i 6.1 Fix for When You Can’t Start an FTP Session after a 6.1 Upgrade

During a recent IBM i high availability exercise, we found that we couldn’t use FTP on our Capacity BackUp server (CBU). Every time, we tried to start a FTP session to the CBU, the server would close the session and … Continue reading

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Working on List of IBM i High Availability Vendors–Who Should be on it?

I’m working on a community post listing out all the vendors that provide high availability software or services for the IBM i platform (sometimes called AS/400…don’t tell you know who;-). I have a starter list but if you know of any … Continue reading

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How Hard is it to Add SSL Encryption to IBM i Access for Windows 7.1 and i OS 6.1?

Not very hard, it turns out. With one of my clients, we were able to do it from scratch in two days. IBM has some good instructions and it’s not that hard to implement SSL for use with all Access for … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Adding a Job Queue to a Batch Subsystem

IT Jungle published my latest tip on how to create new job queues for work management in a batch subsystem. Check it out now by clicking here. ************************************************** Follow Joe Hertvik on Twitter @JoeHertvik. You can also add Joe to … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: A Checklist for Monitoring Your IBM i Partitions

IT Jungle just posted my latest article detailing a checklist for monitoring IBM i systems. This piece builds on the checklist I started in October and adds several new items to the checklist. This is a good starter checklist for … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Another Way to Restrict IBM i FTP Access & More

IT Jungle just posted my latest article covering three different IBM i tips on:  Determining the last time an IBM i DB2 library was backed up A simpler way to restrict FTP access to an IBM i box How to … Continue reading

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Stopping Unauthorized Users From FTPing To Your IBM i

IT Jungle just posted my new tip on stopping selected users from FTPing to an IBM i machine. Here’s the basic problem that it solves. Hey, Joe: My programmers keep setting up automatic FTP downloads from the network using the … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Four Things to Do For Your IBM i in 2013

IT Jungle just posted my latest article of Four Things to Do For Your IBM i in 2013. The top four things I list there are: Check Your Job Scheduling Date Objects In January Schedule Your V5R4Mx Upgrade, If Needed … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: OSHA Changes Affect IBM i Cache Battery Replacement

It’s amazing how many of my articles come out of IBM i issues that I’ve personally run into on the job. In this tip for IT Jungle, I talk about how changes to IBM i cache battery replacement can really … Continue reading

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Patrick Townsend to V5R4 Shops: Skip i 6.1 and Go Directly to i 7.1

On the Townsend Security Data Privacy Blog, Patrick Townsend today makes a security case that shops upgrading from i5/OS V5R4Mx should just jump directly to IBM i 7.1 rather than going to i 6.1.

The reason? Important new security features, he says, such as:

…a new automatic encryption facility in DB2/400 called FIELDPROC (That’s short for “Field Procedure”)…[you may be able] to implement column level encryption without any programming.

and…

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From the Admin Alert archives: A Complete Messaging Systems for IBM i Shops

Since 2002, I’ve been writing Admin Alerts columns on IBM i administration for the IT Jungle Web site (thanks, TPM). There must be close to 500 of them by now. IT Jungle keeps the collected articles on the Admin Alert Web … Continue reading

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