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March 2, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 4


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: Thoughts After My POWER8 Upgrade
FEATURED NEWS: Kisco Announces New System Monitoring Tool for IBM i
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In the Wheelhouse: Thoughts After My POWER8 Upgrade

After an upgrade, it's important to reflect on the change and compare your new environment with the old.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

SSDs and HMCs are my new must-have.


We migrated from a pair of Power Systems 720s to new Power Systems S814s in January. For this upgrade, we altered our environment a few different ways from how we traditionally set it up.


The biggest change that affected mindset was the addition of a Hardware Management Console (HMC).


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Kisco Announces New System Monitoring Tool for IBM i

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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL


Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.