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I'm going to show you how to install Connections on IBM i over the course of a few TechTips.
Written by Steve Pitcher
In a recent article, I explained what IBM Connections is and why IBM i is a fantastic operating system to run it on. Installing Connections on other platforms requires a number of servers. While installation on IBM i is by far more simplistic, there are still a lot of steps.
Don’t leave your IBM mainframe security to chance!
Get your copy of IBM Mainframe Security: Beyond the Basics today. You’ll learn senior-level skills for mainframe security from IBM mainframe expert Dinesh D. Dattani. With more than 30 years of experience, Dattani shares his advice on important security issues from a practical, real-life perspective. The tutorial format includes quizzes and pointers to help you assess the current security in your organization.
Is your SNMP enterprise management solution busting your budget? Do you even have a trap-monitoring product in place? Learn how Robot products can double as an inexpensive solution for SNMP management.
Written by Chuck Losinski
SNMP (or simple network management protocol) is the network management and monitoring standard in the IT industry. Many devices—such as switches, routers, printers, and servers—have this protocol built in. SNMP is also used as one of the notification and escalation methodologies available in Robot products. Take as example a disk failure message or application message waiting and intercepted by Robot, or issues regarding a Robot-submitted job that ended abnormally. Typically, these events (SNMP traps) are directed to a central SNMP manager, which may be a central, corporate-wide, problem-ticketing system or management console. They can also be directed to Robot if you do not have a trap-monitoring product already in place (see Robot/TRAPPER below).
DBXFlex report writer / query tool extracts data from IBM i, iSeries and AS/400 database files creating custom reports directly to Excel and PDF.
Extract data from one or multiple IBM i data files to create custom reports
Output directly to Excel, PDF, CSV and print files
Perform record and field selection
Add calculations, color, sort, justification, date format etc.
Runs on any IBM System running IBM OS V5R1 or higher
Standalone module can pre-process spooled files for use by other IBM i software applications.
DBXFlex provides flexibility over legacy reporting allowing users to create reports by accessing the data they want, and outputting to formats they need, delivered by email and archived to network servers. . For a closer look, schedule an online demonstration, or request a free trial
Submitted by Tom Huntington on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:40pm
How can IBM i applications be modernized and brought in line with evolving enterprise expectations for user experience and extensibility? Much of the software for the platform still runs code from the 1990s, which is understandable given binary compatibility, but the truth is that the standard “green screen” isn’t state-of-the-art anymore.