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April 15, 2010 | Volume 1 Issue 2

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL FEATURE: Zend Server: The Latest PHP Offering for IBM i
SPECIAL FEATURE: In 7.1, PowerHA Gets a Boost and a New i Name
SPECIAL FEATURE: V7R1 CL: Something for Everyone
WHITE PAPER: An Introduction to IBM System i (iSeries) High Availability Solutions
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Special Feature - Programming Web Languages
 
Zend Server: The Latest PHP Offering for IBM i

IBM is shipping Zend Server with V7.1. For you, that means enhancements in configuration, performance, code-tracing, and more.

jeff_olenWritten by Jeff Olen

If you've been keeping up with the evolution of PHP on the IBM i, you may have heard rumors about a new PHP server from Zend. If you've really been staying current, you may have already downloaded and installed a beta version (I did!). If not, you're in for a real treat. Included with release 7.1 of IBM i is the new Zend Server 5 for IBM i. This updated product has many advantages over Zend Core and Platform, not the least of which is the fact that Zend has taken two licensed products and combined them into a single licensed product. But I'm getting ahead of myself.


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Special Feature - High Availability
 
In 7.1, PowerHA Gets a Boost and a New i Name

From Geographic Mirroring to LUN-level switching to FlashCopy, there's lots of new stuff to be excited about.

jenny_dervinWritten by Jenny Dervin

IBM PowerHA for i was announced as a new product in 6.1, and customer implementations have been rapidly growing. We expect that trend to continue with the major enhancements provided in the 7.1 release. For starters, it has now graduated to a longer name: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i. PowerHA is the family name, and SystemMirror is the specific name for the IBM i high availability (HA) product.


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Special Feature - Programming CL
 
V7R1 CL: Something for Everyone

The newest version of CL offers enhancements in recovery, productivity, capacity, and serviceability.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

With all of the wonderful enhancements to Control Language (CL) in V5R3 (multiple files, DOxxx loops, SELECT, etc.), V5R4 (subroutines, structures, pointers, etc.), and V6R1 (CLOSE, INCLUDE, DCLPRCOPT enhancements, etc.), you may have wondered what IBM would deliver for CL in the IBM i 7.1 release. Well, it turns out that 7.1 certainly does have some great new features for the CL developer.


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MC Industry Blogs
 

BLOG: System i Management Tips from Vision Solutions, Inc.

 

Latest Posting: 3/26/10 Additional ways to see the contents of a user space (*USRSPC)

 

01/29/10 How to determine the jobs or objects responsible for generating journal entries in a journal receiver?


12/17/09 How to search for text in a file at the member level


11/20/09 Simplify replication of devices between two systems by matching hardware resource names


10/21/09 Know the impact of using the ENDJOBABN command


10/2/09 How to rapidly set up a network printer using IBM Personal Communications


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IBM i 7.1 Announcement Highlights

Look for more in-depth coverage on IBM i 7.1 in tomorrow's MC Special Issue!

Friday's upcoming features:

  • With IBM i 7.1, IBM Continues to Focus on Virtualization as a Key Technology—Kristopher Whitney
  • What’s New in Systems Director Navigator for i in V7?—Robert Bestgen and Tim Rowe
  • How Did IBM Enhance Security in 7.1?—Pat Botz

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Wednesday's features:


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