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TechTip: Monitoring AIX with SNMP PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by David Tansley   
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

It's not hard to get SNMP v1 up and running. Just follow these simple steps.

david tansleyWritten by David Tansley

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow AIX system administrator, who was having issues trying to get his SNMP v3 (Simple Network Management Protocol) client talking to the local SNMP monitor server. After a few email exchanges, I suggested he revert back to SNMP v1 to test the connectivity. I sent him a bare bones config file for SNMP v1 to test. The system admin was surprised by how small in size the config file was to get SNMP working. So let me share with you in this article how to mskr SNMP v1 communicate with an SNMP-aware monitor server. The standard configuration file AIX ships is over a 100 lines long. You don't need all those config entries to get SNMP up and running.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00
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TechTip: Installing IBM Connections on IBM i, Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Collaboration & Messaging
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

I'm going to show you how to install Connections on IBM i over the course of a few TechTips.

steve pitcherWritten 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.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:24
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Partner TechTip: The Many Ways Robot Supports SNMP PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

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.

chuck losinskiWritten by Chuck Losinski

SNMP (or simple network management protocol) is the network management and monitoring standard in the IT industry. Many devicessuch as switches, routers, printers, and servershave 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).

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00
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RPG Academy: How to Create and Use Procedures PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - RPG
Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Leverage your OPM RPG knowledge with this simple and practical example of using procedures.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

I've been getting great feedback from the readers since the first TechTip of this series. I got lots of questions, suggestions, and even some constructive criticism. One of the main "complaints" was that the OPM scenario that was presented in the first TechTip (see Figure 1 below) was too old-fashioned and simplistic.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:44
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TechTip: Compound Dynamic SQL Statements PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - SQL
Written by David Shirey   
Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Dynamic? What's that all about?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

A lot of new things came out in the IBM i Technology Refresh for 7.1 that was released this past fall. And some of those enhancements have been for DB2, the DDL-based database that's part of the i operating system. The only one of those enhancements that we're going to look at today is the one for Compound Dynamic SQL statements, which were added as part of PTF Group SF99701, Level 26.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:35
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TechTip: Even More Nifty New Features in V2R1 DB2 Web Query PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Gene Cobb   
Friday, 28 March 2014 00:00

Recent DB2 Web Query group PTF levels 4 through 7 include a host of valuable new enhancements. Learn more about what are sure to be this product's most popular new features.

gene cobbWritten by Gene Cobb

In my last TechTip, I introduced you to several new features that have been delivered in DB2 Web Query version 2.1 group PTFs over the last year and a half. In this TechTip, you'll learn about three more major improvements to the product: REST Web Services, an application extension named WQRAX, and the new map-charting feature.  

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 17:24
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Partner TechTip: Reply Trace Is Like Analyze, "Premium Edition" PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Kurt Thomas   
Friday, 28 March 2014 00:00

When you make changes to autoreplies in QMessage Monitor, Analyze is the must-use functionality. But what if new autoreplies don't work as intended? Meet Reply Trace, a powerful new feature that illuminates autoreply issues for fast investigations.

kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

Existing QMessage Monitor (QMM) users will know it is best practice to use the Analyze function after changing or adding autoreplies. Available in the PC module Maintenance by right-clicking an autoreply, the Analyze function checks which autoreplies share the same message ID with the currently selected autoreply. When matches are found, a list is generated that is split into two categories— "Affected" and "Affects"—as shown in figure 1 below.

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Partner TechTip: What Makes the Good Morning Report So Good? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Chuck Losinski   
Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

You're out of traffic, you've got your coffee—it's time for some news about your system, delivered hot off the press in your Good Morning report.

ChuckLosinski 116x116Written by Chuck Losinski

There's nothing like waking up to find the latest news delivered right to your doorstep, waiting for you on the printer, or sent to you electronically. For years, our customers have started their days reading the Good Morning report from Robot/SCHEDULE. But this report is more than just a good way to start your day. It's full of advantageous parameters and can be used for your other Robot tools, too!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:28
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