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November 20, 2009 | Vol 6 Issue 45


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Sponsor - T.L. Ashford & Associates
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Installations and Upgrades Become Much Simpler with IBM i Network Install

Install IBM i over a Network File System (NFS) server using virtual optical media and enjoy the freedom of automation!

dan_boyum_and_dave_snyderWritten by Dan Boyum and Dave Snyder

The IBM i Network Install process uses virtual optical devices within a Network File System (NFS) network for installation. With new enhancements in IBM i 6.1, users now have the ability to perform installations and operating system upgrades across their networks to other IBM i partitions. In addition, users can also load PTFs or restore data via a Virtual Media Image (VMI), all without having to manually FTP the data to additional partitions. This huge advance in the IBM i installation realm will provide users with even more efficiency and flexibility in managing today's complex system environments.


Why should you use IBM i Network Install? It's quick, easy, and efficient.


Sponsor - Vision Solutions, Inc.

Join IBM’s Mark Shearer and Vision Solutions’ Ed Vesely  for an inside look at the state of resilience on IBM Power Systems, including exclusive market research. Learn how the latest IBM initiatives and performance breakthroughs can benefit your business, then drill down into the findings of a new study of 7,000 IBM i and AIX users on how they are meeting their data protection and recovery challenges. Click to view this On-Demand Webinar Now!


Feature Article - Security
Though Your System Security Hasn't Changed, the World Has

Raz-Lee introduces two new iSecurity modules to make multi-system administration easier.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

More than 20 companies offer security solutions for the IBM i, a fact that represents something of an irony for a platform that is renowned for its security features. The lack of expertise within companies on how to take advantage of all the security features within the platform is legendary among security consultants who return from field assignments with eye-opening tales of horror.


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Partner TechTip: Painless Audits? Really!

Assess security vulnerabilities on an IBM i server in 15 minutes.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

Few words strike fear in the heart of senior executives as much as security and compliance. Satisfying stringent audit requirements has become an initiative for companies of every size, in every industry.


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