The iSeries Blog:

March, 2007

March 29, 2007  2:33 PM

Security breaches: Are you prepared?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Security – alerts – compliance

Everywhere you look you see stories in the news about security breaches -- stolen computers, lost data, bank account information that becomes public knowledge, what’s next? It really makes me wonder if we’re doing enough to secure our data. I recently came across a good article...

March 29, 2007  2:22 PM

SOA insights from CIOs and CTOs

Posted by: Colin Steele
System management

Is SOA on the top of your priority list?  You may have heard that “Almost everything you once knew about business computing has changed with SOA.” According to insights...

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March 29, 2007  2:13 PM

System i printing: Configuring an ASCII printer

Posted by: Colin Steele
System i printing

If you have a XXXX ASCII printer on your network and you’re wondering how to make this printer available to your iSeries users, check out this new tip by System i printing expert Chip Milosch. Chip does a...

March 28, 2007  10:14 AM

IBM and 3Com expand VoIP on System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

IBM and 3Com really want you to start up a VoIP system, or as they call it, IP telephony, on the System i.

The two announced the initial partnership to get VoIP on System i last October. Now the...

March 28, 2007  10:04 AM

Lakeview updates MIMIX

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Lakeview Technology this week announced the general availability of MIMIX version 5, the latest offering of its high-availability software for the System i. It includes:

  • IntelliStart for deployment of new applications.
  • AutoGuard to help protect high-availability configurations...

March 28, 2007  9:43 AM

Centerfield seeks to help DB2 run smoother on the iSeries

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Centerfield Technology, based in Rochester, Minn., released AutoDBA this week, which is designed to make DB2 on i5/OS run better by boosting SQL performance. With more and more iSeries shops having to manage SQL because of their J.D. Edwards,...

March 27, 2007  11:50 AM

Monitoring for *Escape messages in AJS (Advanced Job Scheduler)

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Disaster recovery, iSeries software, System management

A lot of System Administrators utilize BRMS and IBM's Advanced Job Scheduler to backup thier systems.   In the past, one of the major drawbacks to the AJS was the fact that you couldn't directly monitor for *Escape messages within the AJS command definitions. You had to create a CLP shell in...

March 27, 2007  11:37 AM


Posted by: Brein Matturro
Blogroll, Disaster recovery, Operating systems, Security – alerts – compliance, System management

Hello ...

My name is Kenneth Graap and I will be sharing my thoughts on System i Backup/Recovery, Security and general System Administration.

This is my first attempt at "blogging"... It should be interesting!


March 27, 2007  6:57 AM

First autonomic DB2 optimization tool for IBM System i

Posted by: Colin Steele
Databases, Product recommendations or warnings

Centerfield Technology, Inc. announced the development of the first autonomic tool designed to optimize DB2 for i5/OS. AutoDBA, the name of the new component, provides expert DB2 advice and options to automatically implement that...

March 27, 2007  6:55 AM

IBM to meet upset WDSc Shops half-way on features?

Posted by: Colin Steele
Web Development

I just came across this article by Timothy Prickett Morgan. It looks like IBM is going to try to appease WDSc shops -- although IBM won't say just how it is going to accomplish that. Any ideas? Or is this just another way to...

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